“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the Heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
You will constantly come in contact with people who are hurtful and maybe downright cruel. It’s hard to feel love for them, but I want you to think of your enemies differently. The evil things they say and do are coming from a dark presence inside their heart because I am not there.
Don’t allow hate to take root in your thoughts. Pray for the enemy’s grip on these people to be wrenched away, and for the lost to know Me as Lord. Love them as I love you.
Now What? Pray: “On my own, Lord, I do not have the capacity to love people who hurt me. Specifically, I have a huge problem with ____(name person)_____ because this individual has wounded me so deeply in the past. First, allow me to let go of my pain and my resentment toward this person. Then, I ask you to reach inside this person’s heart and free him/her from the influence of sin. Change my heart as I forgive this person.”
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by Lisa Cheater
An award-winning professional writer, Lisa is founder and CEO of The Penstock Group, Inc., a communications firm that specializes in film and print. With more than 20 years experience in business to business writing and visual media, Lisa’s published work includes trade reports, industry articles, and short stories.