Angie Lewis . . . God-charged thoughts for my greatly loved daily-verse friends.
August 16, 2017 an inefficient process. Good Morn, DearHeart. Being on the short end of the stick happens as part of life. The enemy has planted a raw deal around every corner. Stalking. Knowing we beat ourselves up over happenings beyond our control. We tell ourselves, I should’ve beenwiser,tougher,better,smarter,should’ve not quit,not checked out,not allowed their betrayal,the should’ves go on and on. And, the should’ves come from an afraid place. An underlying fear. It is from the afraid place that our Father moves us into our story. He releases ever-more of His grace over us, and pours His oil into this empty vessel of a lamp – this grace releases us and moves us on in His light. Stop criticizing. Start praying for those who have used you poorly – not for them to change, but for God to bless that person or those people. When you turn your prayers around for them, you’ll find you are the one that gets changed. It won’t happen over night. It’s part of forgiving – and forgiving is an inefficient process. They are God’s children, too. Give yourself permission to see them as God sees them – with grace and understanding. Matthew 5:44 “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”Wake up. Send your blessing into them. Go. www.lewis3sunz.comTwitter @lewis3sunz