Oh Lord, I love You and Your ways. It is because You are in my life that I wish to only show kindness and love towards all men, women, and children. Even if I am harmed, it is Your peace and compassion I will give them, for they don't really know what they are doing. If they did, then they would not be acting as cruel as they are. They would not be causing hardships upon me and other Christians, in order to cause us to feel pain. These people may be an enemy to us because of how they pursue us now, but I have hope that they can still become our friend if they would just seek Your hand in their lives. All I wish to do is show love, even though many people don't see it as love. Even Your words, oh Lord, may seem like they are being judged, but surely, I am only drawing them to You, that You may do a work in their lives. Because You have changed my life, even from the inside out, I have new desires to love one another as You love me. I am so grateful just to know You and to experience the warmth of Your love each day, and to showcase that same love towards others is the least I can do. For I love Your ways. Your commandments and laws for mankind are a song to my soul. For to be in line with Your teachings brings me so much joy and happiness. Only in the flesh did I ever experience temporary pleasure, but with pain and guilt along with it. However, since You have heard my cries and rescued me from the bondage of sin, I have been set free. Now I am no longer a slave to sin, but a bondservant to Your kingdom, oh God. Even until death will I trust and follow You. I love You, Lord. Amen.
1 Samuel 26:22-25 (KJV)
22 And David answered and said, Behold the king’s spear! and let one of the young men come over and fetch it.
23 The Lord render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the Lord delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the Lord’s anointed.
24 And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the Lord, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.
25 Then Saul said to David, Blessed be thou, my son David: thou shalt both do great things, and also shalt still prevail. So David went on his way, and Saul returned to his place.
When the enemy is pursuing us it may be hard to bear. However, the Lord is greater and will save our souls when we call upon Him.
The story of David is like my own, for he fell into adultery, as did I. And with David, the Lord was able to help him flee from it, of which God did the same for me. Continue Reading