God is love. We must desire to be like Him, to allow Him to perfect His love in us. First to love Him, then to love our neighbors, n then for our enemies.
Love is the bond of perfection.(Colossians 3:14)
It is fulfilling of the Law of God n
the the whole Word of God. (Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 5:14)
What our enemies can do to us is ultimately to bless us.
Our enemies cannot destroy us. Only we can destroy ourselves by our own bitterness n hatred.
When they persecute us, they actually add to our eternal reward in heaven.
"Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness's sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you n persecute you, n say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, n be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven; for they also persecuted the prophets before you."
No matter what they do against you, if you love your enemies, you will have complete victory, even when your heart is pierced, for His love is perfected in you.
Father in heaven,
Your ways are higher than our ways. We submit to Your will. For U prepared a glorious future for us.
There are many things we do not understand, hard to understand.
Especially the sufferings we go through in our lives on this earth.
But You work all things out for good to those who love You.
As Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered, n leave us an example to follow in His foorsteps.
Lord, help me to forgive as my sins are also been forgiven.
Help me to love as I have been loved.
Help me to be merciful as You have been merciful to me.
Lord, help me also to deny myself, my will, my desires. n daily take up my cross.to die to self.
to take the yoke of Jesus upon my shoulder, to be equally yoked with Christ
n learn of Jesus, our pioneer of our salvation. to have the mind n attitude of Christ.
" I can do all things through Christ..Your grace is sufficient."
And for this purpose we have been called, walking in the steps of Jesus, arming myself also with the same mind.”
For “he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin”
“I Count it all joy when i experience various trials” for it is testing of my faith which is precious to You.
“that i may be perfect n complete, lacking nothing.”
Life n death are in Your hand. I won’t die too early or too late..
Father I commit everything intoYour hand.
In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.