😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. During the sermon on the mount (Matthew 5:43-48), Jesus turns life as they knew it upside down when He tells them/us hating our enemy (you know who He’s talking about) is no longer an option. Hating our enemy is the easy way out, Right? It also typically carries with it little to no growth for the purpose of sharing and growing the goodness He is. Instead, Jesus is telling and encouraging us to love our enemy. Again, you know who He’s talking about in your life. We’ve all been there. Forgiveness is not easy. It’s not enjoyable. With a right Spirit, forgiveness is sobering and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. Forgiveness is a marathon. Slow, steady, consistent, that’s what draws us to forgiveness. Forgiveness is not forgetfulness. You need to know the difference or you will never reach the point of forgiveness.
This time of Lent, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. 40 days, not 4 minutes. It takes time and a whole lot of God within you to workout the hate, which will slow and steady move it’s way into love. No, it probably won’t turn into a friendship kind of love and I would take a guess it more than likely will never be a romantic kind of love. That’s okay. The love that you’re really going for here is Agape. That undeniable, unconditional, 24/7, 365, God’s got this kind of love that’s beyond explanation and freeing beyond belief. Let that fire that’s burning within you be the fire of the Spirit, not an eternal flame that burns you up from the inside out. The Spirit, your Trail Guide, He’s with you on this. Keep pace with Him. Slow and steady the flames within find a new Wind to fuel them until the moment you will never walk in fear, anger, and hate again. Bless others and be blessed.
If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that you and He may also bless others.
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2 thoughts on “Wednesday, March 3, 2021”
Thank you Shelley, I love the way you put into words ” that forgiveness is marathon.” I use to say it’s a process. I can now lean towards slowly, steadily and consistent as God guide me towards loving those who allow me to spend so much time hating what they did to me.
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Thank you for sharing Vernessa. Praying for your forgiveness journey. :0)