Monday, October 1, 2007

Sometimes these things hit to close to home

Seek Love

Today's Scripture

“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (I Samuel 16:7 NIV).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Is there someone in your life who has wronged or offended you? Maybe it was intentional, or maybe they don't even know they've hurt you. No matter what the circumstance, as believers, we are called to forgive. When we forgive, we seek love, and the Bible says that God is love. If we don't forgive, we are turning in the opposite direction--away from God. Choosing forgiveness doesn't excuse the other person's behavior. It simply releases the debt they owe you so that God can release the debt you owe Him. Forgiveness opens the door so that you can be free! I've heard it said that forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past. Choose today to let go of the past and look towards the future. Seek love by choosing forgiveness. And once you do, as the verse says, don't bring up the issue anymore. Move forward and let God be your vindicator. Remember, He promises to take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for your good! Seek love today. Seek forgiveness and choose to step into the abundant future God has in store for you!

5 comments:

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:) love the birthday pictures

Deb

pixiedustnme said...

Amazing how things just seek you out sometimes!

princesssaurora said...

I love Joel Osteen!  Great message... forgiveness and love... very important stuff!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

crazybabygirl716 said...

This is a really good message. Hope your doing well!

princesssaurora said...

Linda....

What's up?  What's going on surgery wise?  Miss you, gal!!!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/