“This is my prayer for you: that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love; that you will see the difference between what is important and what is not and choose what is important; that you will be pure and blameless for the coming of Christ;”
Philippians 1:9-10 ERV
Sometimes it seems that all I talk about is love and forgiveness because it is so important to me. I think about human interactions and how multidimensional we are. I look at how much “stuff” we hold onto from when we were kids, from our parents, from our faith, when we first got hurt, when we, when we, when we. These old hurts and pains create a wall that challenges communication and our ability to love freely and openly, these old hurts prevent us from having open communication and honest feedback. If we could find a way to forgive everyone who hurt us, including our parents and ourselves we could see some serious change in our lives.
I often ask myself if people would still love me if they knew the things I had done, the things I had said and more importantly the things that “happened” to me? I look at my life and I am amazed that I didn’t die of shame, of guilt, of regret, of pain, of fear, of dejection and rejection. I am amazed that I am healed, restored and renewed but I shouldn’t be, Jesus said it,
“He said to her, “Dear woman, you are made well because you believed. Go in peace. You will not suffer anymore.””
Mark 5:34 ERV
Lord I WAS a mess, until your Love captured me. Until I believed that you could and you would heal me. I was a mess until I accepted that I was a daughter of a king, a joint heir in the kingdom, God’s daughter. Now that I believe, I pray the same thing for you. I pray that you would allow the balm in Gillead to heal your soul.