❤️ The Love of enemies is the forgotten doctrine of the church. If you can’t find LOVE for your enemies then you have probably not been FILLED w/the HoLy SPiRiT...
Biblically there’s only two expressions- Love & Hate. ————--
Hate simply means to LOVE less than God intended. To deprive of Love. (Everyone is depriving someone of love- A family member, a politician etc)- Julian Lowe ————————
🔥 All real communication is about Truth. And ultimately the only real truth is LOVE. That’s why when love is present, so is Communication. And when #communication is difficult, it’s a sign that love is not fully present. XO - 7/09
🤗 Happy SuN Beautiful People! I woke up thinking about a person, actually a few people, who were really horrible to me, in unimaginable ways... even rallying others to treat me badly while I was there w/them alone, unsupported, & sacrificing much for them as well. I did my best to show them love, service & kindness- during & after that time, but it was tough to make sense of how people can treat others that way- especially those who are good to them, or in a vulnerable spot. Then in Prayer, Praise & Word today I was reminded that we’re to Love our enemies. Tough word “enemies”. We like to think we don’t have any, or that we’ve never been one ourselves. But I’ve seen family be an enemy; those who swore to love/protect me, or be a friend- be an enemy. So I was reminded of 2 things- we can’t expect people who don’t live from the Holy Spirit, (who aren’t truly filled there)- to show that kind of Love/Grace/Mercy. It’s not possible for any of us without it- or in spiritual dry spots. And 2- the only way those people will See/Know the Holy Spirit- is by How we show THAT to them in times when we’re mistreated. It’s the assignment. It’s the God Moment. It’s the Holy Spirit being introduced thru us. May we lie down our Egos today- & rather than return hate for hate, or blow off everyone who’s cost or harmed us- may we Shine our LOVE right TheRe. And let God get the Glory! That IS Love. And That’s where #Change starts. XO