Pro-Active at Peace

27 Feb

God’s Word:  Matthew 5: 25,26  Jesus said “Or say you’re out on the street and an old enemy accost you.  Don’t lose a minute.  Make the first move; make things right with him.  After all, if you leave the first move to him, knowing his track record, you’re likely to end up in court, maybe even jail.  If that happens, you won’t get out without a stiff fine.”

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying to me through these verses)

My life was an example of how enemies arise often through no fault of your own.  Even speaking the truth in love can create enemies because many don’t want to hear the truth.  They are comfortable in their patterns of living for self-pleasure.  You walk a fine line, as my disciple.  The key to speaking My truths to a person is to be a friend first.  Another key is to not spout truths in a holier than thou attitude.

Love is to be the banner than flies from your heart and out your lips.  You must learn to stifle foolish emotions that make enemies.  You cannot speak the truth in a foolish way and expect others to accept it as truth.  Your best assurance of other accepting the words you speak is to begin living it first.

Always do everything in your power to be pro-active in making peace with those who are at odds with you.  Be the first to accept the blame—even though you feel blameless.  You evidently did something that offended—perhaps in how you treated or spoke or even looked at the person.  However, if you spoke the truth, in love, then accept the accusation and love them anyway.  Perhaps you spoke the truth in love, but at the wrong time.  You must be wise in the words you speak and the timing of sharing those words of truth.  Whatever happens—never stop loving others—no matter how they treat you—or you lower your standards to theirs instead of Mine.

Jesus’ Question for Me: Are you willing to be pro-active in making amends with those offended by your words or deeds?

Jesus’ Promise to Me: I lived My life pro-actively speaking the truth in love.

My Song to Jesus:  Moment by Moment by Daniel W Whittle

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Refrain
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.

Refrain
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne,
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Refrain
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus my Savior, abides with me still.

Refrain
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

 

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