December 9, 2015
|Attack, withdraw, or bless...
By Pastor Bobby Schuller
"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you..."
- Luke 6:27
What happens when you feel wounded? Do you attack or do you withdraw? If you do one or both of these behaviors in response to your wound, it's very likely because you have bitterness and blame in your heart.
Do you feel bitter? Towards whom? Do you feel embittered towards people that love you? Let's move away from our bitter thoughts to become a person that can embrace gentleness and embrace a blessing. Let's become the kind of person that can bless those in our lives even when they hurt us.
That is something that is possible for believers. It's something that Jesus promises us because that's exactly what Jesus did for us. Even when we hurt him, he still loved, and continues to love and bless us.
Prayer: Dear Lord, when I am hurt by someone I want either to attack or to withdraw from that person. Instead, I will try to follow your lead, blessing and loving despite the hurt. Amen.
Bonne fin de semaine, Dieu vous aime : moi aussi !!!