PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES!
When we are falsely accused or abused, we should pray for justice, but our goal should always be to uphold God’s righteousness. Psalms 7 shows believers what to do when lawlessness is out of control. We should pray, tell God what is going on, then seek help and direction from God. In all we face we are to imitate Jesus with our interactions with people, especially difficult people. We can use the resources available to us, both naturally and spiritually. We must also recognize the battle we are fighting.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.” (Ephesians 6:12 AMPC)
We must pray for our enemies and choose love always!
“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NKJV)
Abba, Father, help me to:
Love my enemies. Bless those that curse me. Do good for those that hate me. Pray for those that spitefully use me and persecute me.
"For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love." (Romans 5:5 NLT)
This is hard to do in the natural. Thankfully, we don't do it alone! We have Holy Spirit to lead and guide us to all truth. He strengthens us to walk according to the Word of God and not give in to the dictates of our flesh.
"But I say, walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God)." (Galatians 5:16 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤
(Updated from the Vault of LWM)