Today I lived almost all day without bitterness or anger. How amazing is that? I had a quite pleasant day as a matter of fact. I grew a lot. Well, at least a little. I think I did a lot though. I spent the day being thankful to God for who He is and how I can have community with those around me through Him. I was able to do some of my favorite things and engage in more than one amazing conversation. I love amazing conversations.
One of the questions I am thinking about now is if it is possible to love without pain. I never really thought about it quite like that before I do not think, but I think love on this side of heaven always brings pain with it.
I am still engaging the unChristian conversation God is talking to me about. I have a hard time with it. I think God is asking me to do things I think are unChristian. This has been an ongoing conversation in my life for over three years. Pretty crazy how long it takes me to let God win. God won’t force me to do what He believes is best. He will just invite me to do it.
One step at a time.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. – Ephesians 6:13-18