Good Morning my friends,
Do you tend to hold grudges?
Do you condemn those that you feel have done you wrong?
Guilty!!! Yep… I’ve been guilty of this one….
This is a tough one. It’s tough because people do it over & over & over..
What does the Bible say about these things?
“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matthew 5:39)
“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.”(Matthew 5:40)
“And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.” (Matthew5:41)
“Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.”(Matthew 5:42)
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.” (Matthew 5:43)
I told you this is tough one… I’ve learned that like with all things we are troubled with to pray about it. I pray nightly for God to remove the bitterness, anger, discontent, dislike, despise, and ill will feelings that hold towards the few people that I do to be taken from my heart and placed as far as the east is from the west. I pray that those feelings are replaced with grace, mercy and love. I can say this has done wonders in my life and attitudes towards others. It has allowed for me grow spiritually.
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” (Psalms 32:1)
I once did heard a story about a sensitive boy in the eighteenth century who joined the British Army. When the shots began to fly, he deserted. Years afterwards he became a great astronomer and even discovering a new planet. King George sent for him. He went, fearful the king would execute for being a deserter. Instead, the astronomer was given an envelopes, and inside was a royal pardon. The kings said, “Now we can talk, and you shall come and live at Windsor Castle.” The astronomer was Sir William Herschel. Herschel was guilty of desertion and deserved condemnation. But King George had mercy on him and even made him a member of the royal household. This is exactly what God promises us. We are guilty and helpless. But God loves us, and “he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” (Titus 3:5).
“God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the wold, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
My CHALLENGE PRAYER…. Pardon your enemy
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day.. Blessings & much love….D
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