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)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ending hatred with love

I can't figure out if I am sad or mad. I really don't know. I do know one thing, the world needs Jesus. 

The world needs me to stop being an ass because I don't get my way or someone makes a mistake. It needs me to be more loving, kinder, grace giving. It needs me to defend those who can't fight for themselves. Using love as the weapon I have. 
I think about how we are so quick to judge and by we I mean me. I tend to be always ready for a fight. I hate that about me. Hurting people hurt people. And so in my own life I will pray for healing that comes only from Jesus even if its hard so that I can love more. So that I can end hatred one person at a time. May it start in my own home and end on the day I pass from this world into eternity.
I heard this morning that God never brings us to storm without first bringing A Word. Doesn't that instantly make you think of John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NIV). And then they said that He has given us the armor for every battle

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (Ephesians 6:10-20 NIV)

So if God is in me, He has given me everything I need to win this battle, it's time to go love!! That's the only way we are gonna win! End hatred.

Go get your gear!!!

1 comment:

Diane said...

I am so with you Margie! My head wants to judge, to hate, to pronouce sentence......but my heart cannot. I have no idea what caused this man to commit such an horrendous crime, but I know that every drop of Jesus' precious blood was shed for him just as it was shed for me. If I am to walk Christ-like, I have no option but love....and forgiveness. Thank you for this comfirms what the Holy Spirit has been saying to my heart all afternoon and evening. I love you!