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Friday, May 20, 2016

Loving Your Enemies

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

Is it possible to truly let go of anger felt when people are mean to you, gossip about you, betray you, refuse to be your friend, won't accept forgiveness, and lie about you?The answer is yes. Granted it won't be easy but it can be done. 

So you say you love your enemies yet you still speak mean about them and the question is then is that really loving them? Only you can answer that. It is necessary and crucial to move beyond hurt, a list of wrongs and try to form new speech patterns. If you catch yourself starting to talk negatively  about a particular individual stop yourself and repent and ask God to help you truly love them. This includes countries and people who even hate America and our way of life. 

The key is to pray and keep praying. It is hard to bash others when your mind is set on Christ. Remember to overcome evil with good as it says in Romans 12:21. Now go on, show God's love!

PRAYER: Wow it is a tall order Lord to truly love some people that are mean or evil. Help me develop a new habit of praying for those who may rub me the wrong way. Touch the hearts of my enemies and let them know the truth. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

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