Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hate in your heart will consume you too!

One of my favorite songs is ‘Just the Two of Us’ by Will Smith (I love it by Grover Washington Jr too). There is one part in the song that says ‘hate in your heart will consume you too’. That part of that song rings in my heart when someone is a jerk to me or I see someone be mean to someone else.

I could easily be one of those people who are jerks all the time if I let those who are mean change the way I think.

Yesterday I had an experience with two women. Note these two women must be the unhappiest women EVER. Oh boy. I just thought to myself, I remember when I was like that, my life sucked, and somehow when I was mean to others it brought temporary relief for me though, I often felt terrible. I won’t say that I didn’t get mad, but today, I can say that I prayed for them. I prayed that they would stay out of my path. I pray that whatever hurt is in their hearts, is healed, that God can bring joy to their lives. That whatever they think they need to prove, that God already proved who is on top. The first will be last I was reminded in prayer this morning. I think that they decided to chose someone ‘weaker’ to pray on, forgetting that I have someone who fights my battles for me everyday. He walks before me.

I choose love. I will always choose love. Prayer = love.

Sitting here thankful. Thankful for a God who has showed me the biggest love ever, and allows me to walk in it daily.

Sending love your way!

Psalm 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD


Diane said...

Pursuing long I wasted time in my life with an unforgiving spirit and choosing not to love my enemies. What a waste of my time and Gods! It shames me to admit it, but it remains true none the less. I am so very thankful to have made the turn to choosing love and pursuing it purposefully. What a difference it makes!

Many hugs........


John said...

Don't ever think you have so completely gotten past something that you are now immuned to it. Believe me, the fall back into a past state is sometimes one step or stumble away.