Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bitterness, Freedom and Faithfulness

Last night I talked to a dear friend for about an hour.  She is one of those people that lives far away, has a busy life like me, and when we talk we get right to the point.  She wanted me to pray about a situation in her life.  Mostly she wanted me to pray for her, she is struggling not to be bitter.

Bitterness, it'll kill you. I know. I've battled that ugly destructive demon in my life....many times.  I want her to know that digging up bitterness in her life is not easy, in fact, it's one of the hardest things you'll ever do, but once that root is out of your heart, you are free!

Free to see that person and smile.

Free not to "go there" in your mind anymore.

Free to wish good things in their life.

Free to ask God to bless them.

Free to enjoy every good and perfect thing God has waiting for you.

I am enjoying a season of freedom in my life.  I know that this won't last forever. I know that one day, I'll have to gear up for battle against bitterness...again. But for today, I love the easy flow of life. I love knowing that my heart feels like good rich soil.    I love seeing the fruit of obedience beginning to bloom. He is faithful to do everything He says He will do. His mercies never fail, they are new every morning! Great is your faithfulness to me!


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