Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2009 Verse

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

This is my verse for 2009. It may sound easy but to me it will be a challenge. I've been hurt when I let my guard down. I learned life is not kind. I am usually a kind and compassionate person but that is when people walk all over me. I've been hurt many times. I want to believe the best of everyone. But Satan roams the earth and he has other plans. What hurts the most is when it happens among sisters in Christ.

However this year I am going to try to be the kind, compassionate, forgiving person God wants me to be. When I get hurt and I will because that is life. I will give God the glory and move on. I wont' sit and dwell in the hurt or give myself a pity party. To do that would be to hurt God.


Denise said...

Wonderful verse my friend.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Good for you!
I so understand moving on after the pain. How sad our Father must get when He sees His children beating up each other.
I guess it was really not so different in Bible times. Those who thought they were in the right beating up on our brother Paul.
I am proud of you. I wasn't going to be quite so open here....but God brought me someone really sweet. And guess what? She has been deeply hurt by sisters too.
God can bring good things our way when we refuse to shut off our hearts.
Keeping loving in His will count for all eternity.