Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blessings and Cursings

It's been a long time since I've been here, I know. There's been way too much stuff going on...computer failure, getting and familiarizing myself with a new one, deaths, illnesses, and the list goes on and on. But I had to write this morning.

I have witnessed so many things over the past few days that, not only makes me crazy, but they make me sad. All too often we are wronged by people, then turn right around and do and say things that make us just as wrong as the one that wronged us. (And, believe me, I've done it myself and it makes me so ashamed!)

Like it or not every single thing we do is spiritual and, in choosing the way we do things, we choose to either glorify God or we choose to glorify the enemy. The Bible is clear about where attacks against our person and character comes from. It's not from people. It's from the spirits behind them.
Ephesians 6:12 tells us, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

When these attacks come through others who have lent themselves, knowingly or unknowingly, to be the devil's advocate or mouthpiece, Jesus reminds us in Matthew 5:44 that we are to love them anyway. He says,  "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."

When we do this we glorify God and, at the same time, we get out of His way, so that He can deal with the problem at hand...and He WILL deal with the problem at hand...in His own way (and remember...His ways are not our ways) and in His own time. The sooner we get out of His way the sooner He can deal with it and, believe me, He can do a much better job of it than we can, because He knows how to get people from the inside. :)

2 comments:

  1. This is so true! It's something I tell myself often and find myself asking for forgiveness for not glorifying Him in my reactions to someone attacking me.

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  2. Perfectly timed reading for me. I need to hear some of what you wrote. As I have been struggling with some things. Thank you.
    Blessings

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