NOW THAT YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOURSELVES BY OBEYING THE TRUTH SO THAT YOU HAVE SINCERE LOVE FOR YOUR BROTHERS, LOVE ONE ANOTHER DEEPLY, FROM THE HEART
(1 Peter 1:22).
Realize that in order to love one another deeply, you need a purified heart: a heart cleansed from shame, released from abandonment, freed from condemnation, and set free from rejection. As long as shame stains your heart, you will have a tough time facing those who have hurt you. As long as abandonment contaminates your heart, you will have a hard time ministering to those who have many weaknesses. As long as condemnation besmears your heart, you will have a difficult time loving those who make mistakes. As long as rejection sullies your heart, you will have a horrible time accepting those who are not perfect.
SANCTIFY THEM BY THE TRUTH; YOUR WORD IS TRUTH
Precious One, permit Me, your Redeemer, to set you free from the power of past abandonment: when that important person in your life left…when no-one was around to comfort you…when you had to take care of yourself, because there was nobody else. Understand that it is not the circumstances that are causing the abandonment, but the childhood conclusions you formed in your mind about these happenings. Today, I want to guide you into all Truth.
Beloved Child, allow Me to set you free from the power of past shame: when you were considered a disgrace…when you had to carry all the blame…when you were pushed aside as not being enough. Let My Truth exchange your childhood conclusions for My Perspective.
Beautiful One, authorize Me to free you from the power of past criticism, disapproval, and rejection: when you could never please your dad…when you were never good enough for your mother…when you were never accepted for being you. Only I, the Most High, can bring healing to your heart by replacing your childhood conclusions with My Truth.
BUT WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, COMES, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH. HE WILL NOT SPEAK ON HIS OWN; HE WILL SPEAK ONLY WHAT HE HEARS
Are you able to love deeply, from your heart? Do you love your blaming spouse, your disrespectful friend, and your hate-filled enemy?
If your answer is “NO,” I urge you to invite God’s Perspective into the spots of abandonment, condemnation, shame, and rejection that still live in your own heart. Once you know His Truth, you WILL be able to love everybody from your heart, even your enemies…that is, if you want to.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I bring my childhood conclusions to You. I want to know the Truth, so I may be set free from condemnation, rejection, abandonment, and shame…and be able to love.
Maintain an Awareness
We now have a moment-by-moment choice: to live our daily lives the way we always have, under the reign of the OLD MAN, or to allow the Lord Jesus to live His NEW MAN Life is us.