Recently I was talking with someone and they begin to speak negatively about someone we knew. It grieved me and stirred my heart to pray for the person saying these things. Both the speaker and the person spoken about are made in God's image. Both are loved by Him—whether they know Jesus or not. Because … Continue reading Do Gossip and Negative Speech Grieve Our Hearts Like They Should?
Father God has given us each a free will. He has given us a beautiful choice to show love and honor to Him and others. Most often, we think we do this pretty well. Nonetheless, our hearts still contain impurities revealing self-focus and unhealed wounds.
In any situation we are going through, even when we are being mistreated, the best question we can ask the Lord is, "How can I show love in this, to this person, to this organization?" and then do it: Show love even when we've been wronged or hurt. In doing this, you release the burden … Continue reading Loving Through the Pain