isnaini_blogtemplate53_00 Broken Spirit: Prayers of a Godly Woman-Day Two

Monday, August 21, 2006

Prayers of a Godly Woman-Day Two

By Jim Gallery

Help me, Lord to love others

"And the second (commandment) is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
Matthew 22:39

Some people are easier to love than others. When people are lovable, happy, and well-behaved, it is easy to like them and to love them. But, when people misbehave or do things that hurt us, love does not come easily. Still, Jesus says we must love even our enemies and pray for them. (Matthew 5:44)

Though it may seem impossible, we can love those who hurt us, but we need God's help. Elisabeth Elliot writes, "It is as we come to the Lord in our nothingness, our powerlessness, our helplessness that He then is able to enable us to love in a way which would be absolutely impossible."

We are commanded to love all our neighbors, not just the lovable ones. And when we fill our hearts with God's grace, He makes it possible to love those whom we could never love without the presence of a living God in our hearts.

If you are having difficulty loving or relating to an individual, take him to God. Bother the Lord with this person. Don't bother with him, leave him at the throne.
Chuck Swindoll

Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.
Corrie Ten Boom

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4: 7, 8

Today's Prayer
Lord, I love You and want to obey Your commands. You have asked me to love my neighbors, all of them. I will try. And when I fail, Lord, love them through me. May all who see me know that I belong to You because of my love for all people.


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Blogger eph2810 said...

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