How I wish I could incorporate this into my life as much as I would like too… because it really does work. I have been on both ends… an angry answer as well as a soft answer… and I can honestly say the later works better. Some people hurt others with words, others with a silent treatment while others use hateful tactics to defame others… which ever, they are all wrong. How do we practice a loving and tender way to others when they hurt us? How do we turn the other cheek when we want to hit back? How do we give them our coat when they already took our cloak? These principles are taught in the New Testament by Jesus and they are a basic guild to help us love our enemies… whether they be a total stranger, the neighbor or a family member… we must love as Christ loved. The Christian walk is a daily trial… one that is filled with testings along with peaceful walks in the valley… it is a constant growing and maturing. We are children of the Heavenly King, and we need to act as such… even when it is really hard.
But what about when we fail and fall flat on our faces… what about when we do the things we try so hard to not do… what about when we have done our best but it just isn’t good enough…
We need to look up… He will lift us back to our feet as we cry out, “Abba Father…” He will wipe the tears away… He will say, “Let’s keep pressing on together, I am by your side…”
As the song goes, ‘Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey…”
Until next time,