"But I Say To You, Love Your Enemies, Bless Those Who Curse You, Do Good To Those Who Hate You, And Pray For Those Who Spitefully Use You And Persecute You."
One of the hardest things to do, "love your enemy."
Forgiveness, bitterness, revenge, hatred, anger all pretty much go hand in hand...
To live as He wants you to live, His word states you have to love your enemy.
By disobeying Him and not doing as He states, you fall from Grace.
When you fall out of Grace, you find yourself in territory you know nothing about.
You are now open and ripe for the enemy to attack.
When you disobey God, nothing in your life is calm...
There may be times when you are obeying Him and things still aren't calm, however that will change in His time, when it pleases Him and no sooner.
The battle raging in your life isn't yours...
It is His, He will change everything once you introduce Him to the things that are destroying you.
He is the deliverer and you will have to suffer for His namesake.
He will bring you so far down and make you so weak that you have no other option but to call upon Him.
That is how He wants you...
Broken, crushed, aching, in pain, scarred, shameful etc...
He wants you as you are.
Not perfect, not only when you are happy, not only when things are going wonderfully in your life...
As. You. Are.
Anything in your life that seems to be "against" you should be taken to Him.
Show your destroyers what He can do with your heart, even as they are stepping on your back.
The battles that are raging within you, can't be won by you.
Until you give complete control over to Him, they will continue to rage on.
Recently I have had some unsettling things happen within my life, yes on top of everything else that is going on around me.
People talk, they don't always have nice things to say.
Word has gotten back to me about some things being said in my Church about me.
Not only am I being lied about, there are other people who have been dragged into the mess...
The only reason I got was, "You are too nice to everyone."
Wow, I didn't know that was a sin.
So once again, I went and asked Him, why I have been planted in that Church?
It is apparent to me, I am not very welcome by some of the other members.
I only feel that the Church He guided me to, is where I need to be at this time in my life.
I don't know why, I don't know for how long, all I know is this is where He wants me.
I took those destroyers to Him, as He is my deliverer...
He knows what has been said, He knows the truth, He knows it has hurt me.
I have realized that what my Pastor told me so long ago is now coming true...
The closer you draw to Him, the more the enemy is going to attack you.
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