Tuesday May 22, 2018
(Jude 1:20-21 NKJV) “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” The power of prayer and praying in the Spirit is how spiritual battles are won. When we pray in the Spirit, we pray according to God’s Word and according to God’s promptings. And we must be praying on all occasions. (Romans 8:26-27 NKJV) “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” We must pray continually. When we are led in prayer by the Holy Spirit, he leads us into various types of prayer such as thanksgiving and worship, intercession, confession, mourning, and corporate prayer, among others. Jesus teaches that corporate prayer carriers tremendous power. We must confess our sins to one another and pray to be healed and delivered. And share our burdens and carry one another’s burdens to pray for one another together. All types of prayer have the power to defeat the enemy. When we are tempted to complain or worry, the Holy Spirit calls us to praise in faith and God defeats our enemies. Praying in the Spirit is being watchful. Pray so that we don’t fall into temptation, “for the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” By listening to the Holy Spirit prompt us in prayer we can discern the work of satan. Prayer is not just about our requests and petitions to God by coming to Him only to ask Him for things; this is why it is important to be led by the Spirit each and everyday. We must pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us on a daily basis. God knows what His people need and when we are led by the Spirit we can pray accordingly. It’s kind of hard to do if we have our own agendas and aren’t willing to listen to God. We complicate the simplest things. God isn’t the author of confusion. It’s not about the words used in prayers, as much as what is coming from our heart. God searches our heart and knows who is truly seeking Him and the edification of others, rather than the self edification that we often see from those that don’t have a clear understanding of how the Holy Spirit works, and the power of God in the lives of those that love Him wholeheartedly, and who are obedient to His Word. God provides all of our needs and hears our cries. When we are led by the Spirit we can’t help but to have love and compassion in our hearts towards others. “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.” And we gain more understanding of the heart of others through the fruits of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control. May we all walk according to the Spirit and be led by the Spirit and pray in the Spirit. And may we continue to dig deep into scriptures for understanding & wisdom, and remain prayerful at all times to be able to stand in the fight against the enemy and all spiritual battles. In the Mighty name of Jesus… Amen! (Matthew 6:9-13 NKJV) “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. (Worship) Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. (Discipleship) Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. (Confession of sins) And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. (Spiritual protection) For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
(John 15:18-19 NKJV) “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” I’m just a messenger! Any questions you have, take it up with God because the truth is found in His Word. We have to keep in mind when God wants us to deliver a message that not everyone can handle truth, but we are not wrestling against flesh & blood; it’s all spiritual. Don’t take it personal, just leave them in God’s hands because He will deal with them just like He deals with each one of us. As we are more seasoned in our walk with Christ we can handle when others try to tell us what we should say to appease them, especially those that are clearly not in God’s Word. But our responsibility is to God and our obedience to Him is crucial to life. They have all the answers yet lack the knowledge from God. Pursue those you love the way God pursues us with truth. People love being lifted up spiritually until they may have to actually accept that the way they are living is far off from what God wants. No need to argue with people just point them to the Word and pray for them. No matter where we are in our walk and the sin that we struggle with, doesn’t change the truth. We must know that we are committing sin so that we can repent right then and there. There are people out there that live in fear of being rejected by those that don’t believe in Jesus, but it’s all part of this life. Not everyone will accept Christ as their Lord & Savior. Facts! And people not rooted in God’s Word and stepping out in faith and standing firm in their beliefs, start backing down as though everyone should just believe what they believe and make nice with each other, and that all paths will lead to God. Well that’s not true at all! The only way to our Heavenly Father God is through Jesus Christ. (John 14:6 NKJV) “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” It’s sad when those that believe in Jesus, question things like this. This is why it is important to read your bible and pray and meditate on it. Even if we don’t quite understand at the moment what God’s Word is saying, His Word will come to life, if we pay attention and look to God for answers. Keep away from false interpretations from those of this world. Some people only seek out churches that will say what they want to hear. But if your spirit isn’t responding and feeling convicted for sin, it’s not the church to be in. God is Love, but God’s wrath is real. We should be God-fearing with the ability to show His love to others because He commands us to love one another. Love one another as God loves us. We learn how to accept God’s love through Christ to learn how to be loved and to show love. So without Christ we cannot love to the full capacity that He shows us. It is a problem in relationships of any kind. For those that feel God’s love through the good and bad have understanding to Gods concept of love through Christ and forgiveness. There will be no bitterness or holding of grudges towards one another because we can comprehend Gods love for us when our sin is not weighing us down. We are all guilty of sin, but God has spared us from the consequences that we all deserve through Christ, and it’s an ongoing process to turn away from sin and repent so that we are made holy and acceptable to God. Change has to happen! True love is found in Christ. And when we are made whole through the love of Christ, we don’t need someone else to complete us. That’s why many find it hard in their marriage to become one flesh because they are unequally yoked in their relationship or got one foot in and one out “just in case”. That’s why it is important for us to have a relationship with Christ and to have a Christ centered relationship. Satan is the one that puts the doubts, the fears and the troubles that people tend to focus on that ruin relationships. No one should hold anything from the one that they love due to selfish motives, fueled by fear. And those still single will NOT find it easy to just get into just any kind of relationship just to have somebody because Jesus raises the bar for us. Jesus must be the love of our life and our everything. He is forever & He is forever faithful! But people die or may do things we don’t like, so if we put our hope fully in them we will be full of disappointment and not be able to go on without them. (Romans 12:1-2 NKJV) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Thursday May 17, 2018
God is so awesome! He has given us exactly what we need. Every plant & root that He has put here is to benefit our health. We are up against so many things that are detrimental to our health, but we have the choice to make good decisions & when we mess up, we have a merciful God that searches our heart and leads us to where we need to go and what we need in order to thrive. I’m so thankful for the wisdom that He gives to us when we look to Him. Anytime I feel defeated with something, I seek more of God and He reminds me of all that He has given to us. All glory to God! This knowledge that comes from God leaves me fearless. We tend to create drama and messes by seeking everything, but God. So many things are out there to cause fear in us and to distract us from the very things that God has provided us with. Just another way to compete with God through that competitive spirit that many have inside them, which is linked to pride. God is bigger than anything out there. God will never be defeated, so as long as He is by our side there is nothing that we cannot face. And everything, I mean everything, did I mention, everything that we need to know is in the Word of God! Stay focused on God and reap the benefits from God. And God won’t cause you to chase or look for more money or think as though money is your savior or your God. He will have you depend solely on Him and add to your life through seeking Him, obeying Him & living for Him. Thanks be to God! I have the best doctor and healer and His name is Jesus. For those competitors in this world it’s always got to be about the best job receiving the best insurance or making the most money to afford it. Yes true if you depend on this world then go for it, but as for me I will serve the Lord with my whole heart & soul so that I receive the best care in all areas of my life. Otherwise how is God being glorified or the hope of Christ being given to those that don’t have all those things & who feel lost? I pray for others to believe and receive all of God’s blessings that money cannot buy! Hallelujah Jesus… my King of Kings & Lord of Lords! And don’t get confused because those that worship God with everything are taken care of and have more than enough. Humility goes a long way and a love for people outweighs any love for things any day. God over everything!! Keep praying! God knows exactly what we need… so hold on & trust Him above all things. Keep a grateful heart at all times! (Psalm 16:5-9 NKJV) “O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Victor versus victim… and freedom versus slavery. We need NOT live as though we are hopeless. Put your hope back in Christ and know that He is risen. Some people still have Him hanging on the cross. Take that religious crucifix down! Jesus is free & so are we as soon as we surrender our lives to Him. So yes slavery at this point is a choice… Spiritually speaking! Once we know who we belong to we know that we have been given the power of authority over our situations… & yes that makes the devil real mad. Oh well… continue to expose the lies of satan, and he loses his power over our lives. But Armor yourselves daily in the Word of God. Satan wants us to live in our past trying to make up for the past, but those shackles have been removed. Pray about this! Be humble enough to accept the correction & conviction and move forward as warriors for Christ. If we are not pointing people to Christ than we are failing ourselves and them. We pray for our children & then as soon as they run into difficulties, we try to save them, but we are afraid to be bold to point them to Jesus. We are to love so much that we will not stop talking about our Savior, and it is not money or a man or a woman that can save us, but JESUS SAVES! Picking up the pieces for someone that is not looking to Jesus, is not helping them out at all. Yes we forgive and show God’s grace but if you are looking to me, I cannot be silent about where my help comes from. Do we not trust in the power of God? We limit wisdom by only looking at what we can do. It’s not about us. All glory to God in every situation. What kind of parent throws their children to the wolves? Yes they make their decisions, but are we not loving them enough to not be involved all through their lives to be able to speak truth to them? We must have faith in God because He will break each one of us. So keep the compassion and empathy, but lose the victim mentality and know who you belong to and who has the ultimate authority in our lives. We are up against real battles here; spiritual battles and we must know how to protect ourselves and our loved ones. We cannot look for spiritual interpretations from this world, but we must stand on the Word of God. We need to be convicted of our wrongs to stay on the right path. And it can be done in Love if we truly and sincerely care about another. If we cannot stand strong against these battles, what makes us think that we can stand up when we are asked to deny our faith. If your church is not preaching this way, you might want to find another church. God is in control! Don’t ever underestimate His power and the power of prayer! (Ephesians 6:10-20 NKJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Saturday May 12, 2018
Everyday we must surrender our circumstances and our entire life over to God. We can know what we need to do, but not one of us can afford to take our focus off of God and we MUST continue to seek the Lord and pursue Him more than anything else, or slowly we will drift away from God and walking in line with this deceptive world that tends to be the norm. God will put us through things so that we learn patience & perseverance and trust in God in every area in our lives. It’s okay to tell God that it hurts and that you trust Him even through the pain. It’s so important to gain understanding & knowledge by asking God to show you what it is that we need to do. We must let go of any hindrances in our life. There will be people who want what you have to give, but not everyone is good for us. We are not obligated to keep people around that are not good for our spiritual walk if it affects us in a negative way. Pray, and God will give you the strength to walk away in peace, and to let go of things that are not beneficial to our life. Everything can be handled in a Godly manner, and we must remember that some things are only meant for a season in our lives, but we must keep moving forward in our walk. Nothing or no one can stop what God is doing in our lives, only ourselves. Take the tools you’ve learned and apply them to your life. Keep seeking more of God and let go of all selfishness. The type of love that we receive from Jesus is that agape love. It is selfless love! Many are wrestling with God and only harming themselves because letting go of control is the most difficult thing, but it’s a must. Just like we cannot save anybody, but when rooted in God’s Word we can lead them to the one who does the saving… JESUS SAVES & it is He that is our Lord & Savior! And it is He that this entire world needs and every knee will bow to Him. Surrender daily and pick up your cross daily. No one has this walk perfected, and if you’re not challenged then you’re not a threat to Satan. God wants all of us not just part of us. He is a full time lover, not part time. So keep looking to Him so that you will not be spiritually blind. (Galatians 2:20 NKJV) “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!
Thursday May 10, 2018
(Psalm 118:24 NKJV) “This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Everyday that we are given is a blessing from God. Tomorrow is not promised. Everyday is an opportunity to start over and an opportunity to draw closer to God to feel His love, to spread His love and be a blessing to others. We cannot allow the past to rob us of our today and we must not worry about tomorrow. For today is the day to make things better, and to have a thankful heart for all that we have and the opportunity to step out and do something. We must not take each day for granted. It is good to have a plan, but we must ask God to order our steps in the way that we must go. Many will have advice for us & their opinions, but only God knows what’s truly best for us. As we draw closer to God, we understand the plans for our life much clearer. We must begin our day with prayer and continue to communicate with God throughout the day, and when we lay our head down at night say another prayer. We must learn to block out the distractions that are not beneficial to our spiritual walk with the Lord. Because God has given us each & every day, we must understand that our day belongs to the Lord & it is best when He leads & guides us throughout our day. I pray that more and more people get into reading the Bible. There are even bible plans to follow that pertain to every area of life right on our smart phones. Youversion Bible is great, along with a study Bible. All the answers that we need are found in the Bible. God is calling us! God is our Creator and He gave us our instruction manual. Just like anything we buy comes with a set of instructions, well so do we. So many times I have heard in the past that we are not given instructions and we just learn as we go. Well the truth is we do have instructions found in the Bible. This world sways like the wind and there is no direction, only cycles and circles that we go in. But the Word of God will keep us growing & going in the right direction so that we don’t repeat the same mistakes, and so that we learn how to live in the ways that God has instructed us to live. We must ask God that we be retaught everything that we think we know. Many of our ways are following after traditions that aren’t so best for us if it’s not following and seeking after God for knowledge & wisdom. May we continue to proceed with thankfulness and see the possibilities in each and every day. May we stay connected to our source of life.
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Tuesday May 8, 2018
(I Corinthians 3:1-3 NKJV) “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?” Do people know who you stand with, and stand for, and what your beliefs truly are? How many Christians keep their beliefs to themselves because they’ve been taught NOT to discuss “religion”? Well let me start off by saying Jesus is NOT religion! And we are NOT to keep truth to ourselves and blend in with those around us that either don’t believe or that are too scared to be open about their faith in God. God did not give us the spirit of fear. And our actions must be reflecting a more Christ-like attitude and approach towards life. How many people go to church and act all holy and then leave and go right back to their sinful ways. If we are not changed and drawing closer to God, then it’s time to get connected with those that are bold about their faith and go beyond the walls of fear, and spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and whose lives are being changed & growing closer to God. We need to be challenged in our walk and not just pacified like babes in the faith. It’s time to stand up and be a reflection of the One that we claim to have a relationship with. People around us will start recognizing and responding differently by knowing our approach, and they too will be given opportunity to get right with God. Satan will use every form of fear to keep us quiet. But God commands us to go out and make disciples of others. It definitely should be done in love, but let us be reminded that the truth will hurt. God’s Word is convicting when we’re NOT living right, and thankfully we can be corrected and be changed from within through the mercy and grace of God. We need to be more concerned about pleasing God knowing that He has the ultimate say in our lives. We are not to be pleasing to man, but serving others in the ways that Jesus has shown us; and it all begins with our relationship with Him. We are to encourage and edify one another, and proclaim our faith! Talking about your church is nice, but we should be talking about God and showing others what it is that are learning through the lives we lead. Leave the excuses at the foot of the cross & receive a renewed mind in Christ. Talk is cheap if we are NOT walking the walk! We have the walking dead amongst us and those hurting & broken. You can call me a “Jesus Freak” & I may just call you crazy for not believing of the power in the name of Jesus! People around us will make their own choices, but it doesn’t change the truth from the Word of God. Can’t tone it down to appease those that can’t handle truth. Stand out & stay encouraged because you my Brothers & Sisters are not alone! (II Timothy 4:2-4 NKJV) “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
Live & Love unashamed! Many Blessings to all!
Saturday May 5, 2018
(Romans 8:5-8 NKJV) “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” I pray that anybody reading this gets understanding. There are too many people who think that they are living according to the ways of God, but that are being deceived. But if we continue to be around those doing the same things & living in the same way, & even going to the same church, we will be blinded from the truth. It is up to us to dig deeper into the Bible and take time out with God. Depart from religious beliefs and have a true relationship with Christ. Many are NOT living according to the ways of God, but continue to justify their lifestyle to the point that they grow further away from God. There are those who God has appointed to lead others and there are many false leaders out there who are self appointed & struggling because God did not give them the authority to speak to His people. I pray that all strongholds over lives and over these false churches be broken in the name of Jesus. We must go out and serve one another and pray with one another. God has not changed with the times. He is the same God as yesterday, today and will be the same God tomorrow. We have gotten lax and we must take responsibility for this broken and fallen world. We just assume that we know what time it is and seem to be at a distance from those that need Jesus; like we know who God can use at any given moment or who He is or is not going to change. We are not God! We don’t know who we can ultimately reach, because we are to busy living for this world and focused on ourselves and what we perceive as the “good” life, while falling deeper into sin. Why are we not rejoicing just knowing that we can reach the lost, even if it’s just one from each one of us. Our prayers need to be sincere and not be done begrudgingly. Lord hear our prayers, and lift up your people so that we can make disciples of others. The things holding most of us from the call that God has given us is fear. We fear what others think, we fear what we aren’t sure of, which means that there is a lack of hope. Our lack of hope means that we do not have faith in the One True God. We may sway with different beliefs not to offend, but it’s because we are unsure ourselves with what we believe. It’s deception when we are not lead by the spirit. Because when we believe in God and Jesus, we walk in the spirit, we talk in the spirit, and we become imitators of Christ because we believe. We believe that God has given us purpose and He has the ultimate plan for our lives, but we must seek after Him, and have a relationship with Him. We must step out of our comfort zone and step out in faith knowing that God is calling each one of us. He will make a way, He will prepare us, He will make us go through things necessary to draw us closer to Him. If we are not living by the spirit, then we must turn back to God with everything we got and fully surrender our lives to Him, or satan WILL devour us. He is deceiving many right now. Every church and every pastor must be encouraging us into a relationship with Christ, and we must be lead by the Holy Spirit that is living inside us. Many will look to preachers on television, but they too are false preachers. With all that money they make, they should not have multi-million dollar homes, and still have their minds set on high things because that is not what God is showing us, but that is being lead by the desires of the flesh. And that message goes out to all that have to have things because we believe it is what we need. There are pastors talking about this high life while taking your money saying it’s to pay for the bills or building God’s Kingdom when it’s only building their personal bank account. We need to be looking to God. And pray to be lead each day by the Holy Spirit. If something doesn’t seem right and you ask God to show you, He will, because most likely it’s not right. Don’t be discouraged just know that the time is now. We must trust God and turn to Him. He will put the right people in our lives to encourage us in the right direction. But we must ask so that we shall receive. Lord I pray for you to lead and guide each one of us into a relationship with you. I pray that we hear your voice Lord and quit trying to fit in, but to go in peace and to love and serve one another, and to be lead by the spirit! Lord you have ordered our steps, now may we walk with you to be more like you. The power and strength that we need is found in you Lord. And we must allow you in to have your way in our lives. And whatever is in the way from us moving in this direction towards you, please deliver us from it. In the Mighty name of Jesus we pray… Amen.
Live unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Thursday May 3, 2018
(Psalm 34:4 NKJV) “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.” May we continue to pray for one another and lift up our leaders in prayer and all those that continue to keep us spiritually fed. May we lift up the lost in prayer and those battling with depression and addiction and many of the things that we are up against in this world. May we pray for our families and not allow anything to stand in between us and our prayers for them and ourselves. May we not have negative feelings towards one another, but may we see that it’s all spiritual. And when we disagree may we still be able to love. God is greater than anything that may stand in our way, so plant seeds of love, and watch it grow over time by trusting God. Prayer is very powerful and it can change situations around. Everything is in God’s timing. Nothing is to be forced when it’s done in love. Be patient and keep your eyes on God knowing that He has everything in His hands. I hope that we can all get to a place that we can have this kind of love that saturates our entire being so that we can see everything through the goodness of God, and His grace and mercy that reigns forever. If God can pick us up out of our mess and draw us closer to Him, He can do that for those we pray for. It’s all a process and God is building our trust and strengthening our faith in Him during this process. We must not allow the enemy that we are all battling blind us from what is really taking place. Ask God to show you what is taking place so that we can properly reach out to others without turning them away from God. May nothing hinder us, burden us or paralyze us because of the fear of the unknown. Just trust God! I pray for a breakthrough from the excuses of why we cannot get past things holding us back from believing God’s promises for our lives. We have Jesus to bring our cares and concerns to so that we are not burdened by them to the point that we lose hope. Some things are necessary for us to go through in order to be delivered from it. But we don’t have to go through anything alone. The Lord says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Psalm 34:17-19 NKJV) The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.”
Live unashamed! Many Blessings to you!
Tuesday May 1, 2018
(John 8:7 NKJV) “So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” Let me start off by saying, none of us are without sin. We must be mindful in the way that we treat others, because it will get us caught up in our own lives if we hang onto the sins of others and constantly point them out. We all need to be working towards being more holy and speak the truth, but it is to encourage & edify one another, but not to think at all that we are living a “perfect” life ourselves; especially knowing that none of us will ever be perfect. It is vital for us to forgive those that hurt us or wronged us. We just got to put it all in God’s hands and pray for that person. I know that it’s not easy, but it’s a requirement in order to receive God’s forgiveness for our sins. And in some cases to be able to have a relationship with the other person. Remember satan wants to destroy relationships. We are not to hold things against one another. If we are having a hard time, we must surrender that part of our lives to God and ask Him for His help in doing so. When we don’t forgive others, It causes bitterness in our heart making it hard for us to love in a way that God wants us to love, and it does keep us from moving forward in our spiritual life. Sometimes things that others have done to us can cause us so much pain, but we must be able to forgive through the same grace that God has given us. We can not compare sin or look for an apology. When we need an apology we are reacting based on the desires of our flesh. We must understand that we are up against the same enemy who seeks to destroy & kill us. Spend less time festering over the anger & pain & move on with God. We will stumble in our walk if we don’t forgive. There are no degrees of sin greater than the other. Sin is sin… period! No justifying it like the world does or making comparisons. Jesus sacrificed His life so that all sin may be forgiven for us sinners. Who are we to hold anything against anybody? Bitterness is ugly! Don’t look to yourself or another who will sympathize, but read God’s Word and get understanding in this because it’s so crucial to our life. We carry guilt and shame within ourselves because while we point fingers at another, we are reminded of our sin, or we get pumped up with pride like we are owed something. Forgiveness releases us and we can be free from the pain and hurt and begin to heal. And as we heal inside we are able to see everything in a different light. We cannot escape it. We may be able to ease the pain with other remedies, but it will always linger inside. Let go and let God because that’s who we are ultimately letting down. Process that deeply in your spirit! We are hurting the same God that gave us His grace & mercy to free us from our sins when we don’t forgive others. Let’s not take this lightly at all. We must love one another. Look around, don’t we want to see a more loving world? Well let us all forgive one another and trust God. Pray that all get to know Jesus so that all may be saved. And let us all be mindful to be forgiving throughout our life no matter what is going on. Moment to moment keep forgiving and showing love the way we know the love of Jesus. He laid down His life for us while most of us paid Him no attention. If anybody would have a reason to not forgive, it would be God. But He first loved us, before we could even love Him. (Ephesians 4:31-32 NKJV) “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Live unashamed! Many Blessings to all!
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