#Mood : God Is The #TRUTH !!!🙏 How Can I Love My #Enemies?
But how? How does Jesus want me to show #love to my enemies? I simply do not have any love in my heart for that person. Are you saying that I should have "warm fuzzy feelings" in my heart for this person? God knows our #weaknesses, and He has !promised to provide the #power we need when we do not have the #strength to do what He asks us to do. So the #good news is that if you don't know how to love this enemy, God will help you. The promise of II Timothy 1:7 offers #great #hope to you: "For God did not give us a #spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline." (NIV) God will give you the power to love your enemies the way He wants you to love them.
The #best place to start is the list of love characteristics given in 1 Corinthians chapter 13. Over 15 different expressions of love are listed here, and not one of them talks about #romantic warm feelings for the other person. The first love trait relates well to enemies-"love is #patient." How can I express patience in relating to this enemy? Let's look at it from the other end-when you show patience toward this person, you are expressing God's love. So does this mean I let this person keep on #abusing me-and I respond by showing patience as they !abuse me? Not at all! As much as it is in our power, we need to put in place #boundaries that keep us safe from the damage our enemies try to bring #into our lives. We need to seek help from others who can assist in providing this #safety.
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