Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Resentment and Prayer

Good Morning Saints!
It's almost Christmas and my heart is dancing! The birthday of Christ! Well, it's time for me to start baking and cooking;-) Today, the topic is resentment and prayer.  How do these two dwell together? They often dwell in our hearts, but one must be stronger than the other: preferably Prayer;-) As we walk this earth, we will be hurt by others, words and actions, but we will enjoy a better and less-blinded walk if we teach our hearts to forgive. Does that mean that we forgive easily. Well, it should, but most likely, it will take us a while. However, we need to be be fully aware that we are carrying this resentment, so that we can release it through prayer. When we pray we should acknowledge our weaknesses, asking the Lord to heal our hearts and minds(even for and especially for the person(s) who hurt us). How can we move forward and heal if we are not brave enough to acknowledge the hurt, ask for healing, and ask for forgiveness --forgiveness of the person who hurt us and forgiveness of ourselves for harboring the resentment? It's a tall order, but we have to fill it, saints! Through our prayers and meditations on the Lord and His Word, we begin to see our foes through His eyes... It's difficult, but it happens and we grow stronger and less offended by others.  We might have to remove ourselves from the presence of hurtful folks, but we are less resentful of their ways, as the Holy Spirit opens our hearts and minds to our own inadequacies and hurts we may have bestowed upon others. Blessings and Godspeed! Let's continue to fight the good fight! 

Scripture for the Day

2 Timothy 4:7-9 (New American Standard Bible)

 7(A)I have fought the good fight, I have finished (B)the course, I have kept (C)the faith;

Craft for the Day

~May His Amazing Grace Touch You, Today~

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