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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pray For Your Enemies

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44

Do you have enemies? Perhaps an ex spouse? An estranged relative? Maybe a friend who betrayed you or turned their back on you? A hard to please employer? Someone trying to sue you? Whatever you are dealing with you are to not harbor hatred and bitterness in your heart, especially if you call yourself a Christian. If God is love,how does hating or speaking evil of people fit into that? It doesn't.

Someone once told me if you feel tempted to talk about people or judge them to start saying instead, "I love that person,that person, and yes that person too." The author of hate is Satan,the devil. Yes he is real and we are at warfare daily with him. He is out to rob you of joy and cause you to show contempt for others. Don't fall prey to his lousy schemes. Instead wake up and make a point to love people and pray for those who hurt you.

Your assignment today and every day is to love your enemies. Don't get back at them but instead find ways to pray for them and forgive them.

PRAYER: Lord you are good and your goodness is forever. I want to be like you and in order to do this I need to love everyone even those hard to love. Give me your power to do this. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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