“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble.
But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him…”
1 John 9-10
Hatred can be caused by so many different things…
Pain, betrayal, jealousy, anger.. sadness, selfishness, feeling threatened… and pride come to mind..
This is such a powerful and life changing scripture….
If we will just let it soak in…
and lift our eyes to Heaven for forgiveness and healing…
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for this new day. A chance to start over, love, and give people the benefit of the doubt.. A chance to let go of what grips us, and reach out to Your mighty hand of strength and freedom..
I want to live in the light, and not be deceived by the darkness that makes me stumble and fall… I can’t find You in that place… I feel lost and alone.
Draw me to the light of Your goodness where there is air, hope and lots of beauty…
I lay down my hate… my fears, bitterness and anger. Please, Oh Lord, cleanse me and shine Your light of truth over me.
May I live under your wing of tender mercies and loving abundance… turning my back on what is dark and isolating…
Thank You for not letting the darkness blind me. Thank You for shinning Your light of love over the things that threaten to destroy…
Living in Your light is where I want to stay…
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge..”
“Perfect love casts out fear..”
Help me to walk in the light of your freedom today… To let Your light of love, hope and forgiveness flow through my heart.. that I would be insightful and thoughtful to those who are hurting around me, and love them unconditionally…Lord, I know that doesn’t hold true for abusive relationships.. those I have to let go of.. those I know are covered by Your grace…
May I walk in Your strength, love and hope this new day!
Lord.. How majestic is Your name..
In Jesus name,
Live in Love,
“But when you are praying first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that Your Father in Heaven will forgive your sins, too…”