Let us all remember, dear brothers and sisters, our purpose today as we go about our daily routines–to serve the Lord our God! No matter what the situation, take the time to witness to one person, and to do something out of love for someone who has a need. Did you know the people who are bitter and whom you have a hard time loving have a need?
That is why they are angry, mean, and bitter. They need the love of Jesus! Give them that love today! If there is a dispute between you and another person, even if it is not your fault, go to them and tell them you are sorry and you want peace between you. This is what Jesus would have you do. There is no room in the kingdom of heaven, as God’s child, for pride, unforgiveness, or resentment. You may very well lead them to Christ by doing this. There is nothing in this world so important that it is worth your eternal soul, or theirs.
Have you ever done something like this before? It feels good! It feels like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders and puts you in a good mood. It can be the hardest thing if you allow pride, resentment, rejection, and/or stubbornness to get in the way; don’t let it! These things are not from God; they are from the father of lies, Satan, who would keep us in bondage to the flesh. Pride and unforgiveness are directly from Satan himself, and they do not please God.
The people we become angry with are no different as far as their basic needs and desires. When you’re mad, doesn’t it feel good inside when someone comes to you and says, “Hey, I’m sorry. Let’s just have peace and forget about this,”? Don’t you end up respecting the person more for doing that? The enemy would say to us, ”If you do that, they’re going to think they’ve got one over on you! You’re going to look like a wimp! A loser! Don’t do it! You’re admitting you’re wrong if you do that, and you’re not wrong! You don’t want to look ‘wrong’, do you?” That is a lie! You will not appear this way at all! As I said, you will appear stronger and more honorable.
Step outside of the flesh of lies today and take a walk in the Spirit of truth! Try it! You will discover it’s an outfit worth wearing each and every day! You might even save a soul from hell, including your own!
Don’t wait any longer. Stand up today and look the devil in the face and boldly say, “In the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, I will have no other god’s before me! Now you go away and leave me alone! I will not listen to your lies because I gave you up when I took Jesus as my Savior! I committed my life to Christ! As a child of God, I am commanded to love and to forgive. I don’t care what you have to say, devil! For it is written, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you!” (James 4:7) Then begin praising the Lord!
Who will you serve today? Will you serve the enemy, whose end is eternal death and damnation? Or will you serve the Lord your God who rescued you from the land of bondage? Will you rise up out of slavery and step out in faith into the land of freedom? Choose this day whom you will serve! As for me and my house….we shall serve the Lord our God!
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”