Anyone who is having troubles should pray. ... When a believing person prays, great things happen. -James 5:13,16 NCV

Love and Forgiveness

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Dear Lord,

It has been a week of many emotions. There are people I need to learn how to love, and others I need to forgive. I have come to realize that without challenges to the boundaries of love and forgiveness, I would never learn to love or forgive like Jesus does. When others make loving hard, I must let You love them through me. When others are cruel or offensive, I am forced to forgive in a whole new way and find I need You to do that through me also.

Thank you, Lord, for stretching the boundaries and for putting prickly people in my path. Help me to realize every day that these challenges come from You.

In Jesus' name,

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  1. Resonating with this Martha and asking Christ to strengthen us both.

  2. Joining in and Praising the Lord,



  3. I, too, have been meeting "prickly people", and our Lord is giving me opportunities to learn his love and forgiveness. And I join with you in prayer asking him to teach us to learn the lessons and to put them to action in our lives.

  4. Sometimes those prickly people are the people we love (and live with) too and forgiving them can be more difficult that forgiving a prickly stranger. But if you want beautiful roses, you have to put up with the thorns!

    Amen and God bless!

  5. Me too...

    this has been weighing heavy in my heart.


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