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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Love, Not Hate

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. 1 John 4:20-21

Do you hate anyone? Hate is a pretty strong. The definition is to feel intense or passionate dislike for someone. Now that is pretty intense. As a believer we are to love one another even if we do not agree with a person and something they are doing. 1 Peter 4:8 says "Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins." 

Is there a individual you are having a difficult time loving or maybe these days, someone in public office? Ask God to put His love in your heart for this person. If a person outwardly curses you or abuses you it may be humanly difficult to do this. Guess what? Nothing is impossible with God. 

Your assignment is to go be a lover not a hater and pray and keep on praying. 

PRAYER: I confess that at times certain people may have irritated me. Help me Lord remember to pray for them and for me as well. Give me a loving Spirit. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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