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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LOST IN DARKNESS


1 John 2:11


"But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and
walks around in the darkness; he does not know where
he is going because the darkness has blinded him."
(NIV)


"But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and
walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he
goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes."
 (KJV)


If we find that God seems very far away, that we can't
seem to find direction, or we aren't sure where we are
going, it is time to search our own hearts for harbored
resentment and anger. If we are holding a grudge or
rehearsing angry thoughts about another person, we
have turned off the light of the Lord and the Holy Spirit.
If we let go of the resentment, forgive, and ask for
forgiveness, the light will shine on us and we will again
see the way we are to go.


Heavenly Father, please forgive us for harboring
resentment toward others when we, ourselves, have a
plank in our own eye. By your Holy Spirit, fill us with
your love and forgiveness toward those we feel have
wronged us. Cleanse us Lord of the negative hold of
anger and hatred that leaves us stumbling around in
the darkness. We ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.


     
©2010

1 comment:

LouAnne said...

That was excellent.. thank you.

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