Love Your Enemies 🍃

Have you ever thought at one point we were one of God’s enemies. We lifted everything up except him, we turned away from him. BUT even in the mist of all that he loved us. He sent his only son to die for us!! So that we can have everlasting life, and his mercy and grace. He did that for people that didn’t even love him back. That’s power!

The typical response to that is “Well I’m not God.” But you are his child, you claim you are anyways. How are you representing him, if you can’t even do what he has called you to do, and that is show his LOVE. One of the biggest things about God is his love, it’s unconditional and everlasting.

When it comes to our enemies we have a mindset of “If they don’t like me, I don’t like them.” Or we say “I don’t have any issues with them, they have an issue with me!” Yet on the inside we do have some type of energy toward them and the situation. You can’t grow in God with that grudge on your heart. What good are you doing if you only love people that love you? What impact are you really making if you only show love to those that show it to you? Anyone can do that, but not everyone can show strength in something that the world considers weakness and that’s loving your enemies.

Scripture of the Day✨ “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return. “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” (Luke 6:32-36 )

Love,

Shanti 🍃

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