Thursday, September 4, 2014

Loving and Forgiving

Loving and Forgiving
photo by photoxpress
photo by photoxpress



Breaking the chains of anger, bitterness and hatred

How hard it is for us to forgive and love one another. And yet Jesus showed us time and time again love and forgiveness. Even when he hung on the Cross you did not hear words of bitterness or hatred escape from his lips, but only love, compassion and mercy for he said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34. Why is it so hard for us to do the same? Let go of the enemy's plague of doubts, fears, anger, bitterness, hatred and embrace one another with love and forgiveness and feel the warmth of our Heavenly Father's love overflow within us. Loving and forgiving one another is our hardest and biggest challenge in life, certainly in mine, but just knowing and trying, brings us one step closer to being truly like Him when we do. Right now, this very moment tell someone you love them. Call that person you have been angry at  - a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, or a friend and tell them that you forgive them and that you love them. Break those chains of bondage and be set free.

Lord,
Please help us to be more like You.
Give us hearts that are set on fire and blazing with love and forgiveness.
Help us to reach others who are chained to hatred, bitterness, anger, filled with pain and help us to unleash the poison that swells within their hearts and souls so that they may experience Your overwhelming love .
Father we love you so much.
Thank you for your kindness, compassion, love and mercy you showed us all at the Cross. For we are truly undeserving.
Amen.

Love you all!!
Carol