So this morning while eating my exciting (not really) egg sandwich I popped on Joyce Meyer. She was talking about praying, however, most of what she was talking about was about praying. I kid you not, most of it sounded like Charlie Brown ‘wa wa wa wa wa’(and that was weird to me because I love learning about prayer). Until the part that she said ‘pray for your enemies’ and she said a verse Matt 5:44 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. I don’t know about you, but that one hit me like a ton of bricks. And then after that, I didn’t hear a word Joyce said after that, it seems like that’s all God wanted me to hear this morning.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time with that one. I also have a hard time remembering that my enemies were created in God’s image as well as me, and then I have to remember that people probably have a hard time remembering that I was too! Its hard when people continue to come at people you love, or you, that they need Jesus too. That’s hard. And I have this one person, that God really put on my heart this morning. ‘They need me, and I want you to pray for them’. Ugh. But I will tell you it’s a toughie. I have spent a good part of my morning thinking about this person. Thinking about how broken they are but I don’t even think they know or understand how broken they are. Or maybe they do, they just don’t realize that God is way better than Arlene’s Tacky glue to fix our ‘stuff’, our brokenness. Oh, how I pray that she will see Jesus as her Savior, that she will put her trust in Him, that she will see that He… is. How she is beautiful, that her Heavenly Father loves her. And how I want to see that in her too. I want to see the beauty that God has created in her. I really do want her to be blessed but not necessarily in material things, not in the things that she can hold in her hands, but in the things that can only be held in her heart. But its hard sometimes to remember this feeling. Sometimes when emotions come at us, when people we love are hurting, when those people are hurting them, I want to see God’s view.