“I refuse to live in offence!” We have lived out this refrain. We have learned to live from a posture of being offensive about offence…
I love how God models this for us and shows us HOW to love. Through the whole Bible we see a demonstration of God’s love in action. Jesus showed us how to love, He lived it, He demonstrated it, He was passionate about it, it required something from Him.
God has opened up and revealed His love to me in such a large measure these past few months. He has birthed an even greater love for others, and my heart has been enlarged for the care of others. My cry has been to accurately reveal and display His heart. Having a heart of compassion for others like the Father has for us.
I remember when I was growing up, my dad would give us an instruction, and we would not understand the importance of that instruction until everything went awry.
I remember taking a test when I was in high school (a long, long time ago!) The teacher handed out the test and said, ‘Read the whole test first before you start writing.’
Many people wander through live, never quite figuring out what their assignment is, continually asking if they are in the ‘will of God’; some live in continual fear of being deceived and being lead astray; some live in a state of ‘am I saved?’ or ‘will I make it to heaven’?
Sometimes we forget the impact that our words have. God has given us some pretty specific instructions regarding our words. He has cautioned us to watch what we speak, because our words are creative source.
Have you ever felt strength less, weak, sick, or frail? Do you ever feel like you are trying to do things on your own? Do you ever feel overwhelmed, wondering how you are going to make it through?
Moving passed an offence or hurt is a difficult process sometimes and depending upon how close that person is to us often determines how deep the hurt goes.