(July 11, 2016) PART ONE
Tell me if you have experienced this.
You have grown in your ability to love, even your enemies. You realize that it comes from that new life that was planted in you. It is not a feeling you have mustered up.
So, you are having a conversation with someone who neither has the life, nor desires to have it. You have that sense of affection for the person, and sorrow, because you know he cannot hear what you are saying.
You hold your tongue to keep from engaging in empty arguments. You try to be obedient to the voice inside you, the one that is not your own. The conversation ends.
You feel beat down, emotionally exhausted.
A bit of time passes before you realize that the person you were talking to, and loving was surrounded by a dark one that hates you, and the dark one was using the voice of the human to accuse, criticize, and beat you down.
Our battle is not against flesh and blood….
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
You have grown in your ability to love. You are starting to experience that strange feeling when you connect with a stranger, when you sense that there is a life in the new person that is touching the same life that is in you.
The words that come to you from a stranger, strike you, as if, someone has been told to say exactly what you need to hear.
Instead of being beat down, troubled and accused, you are lifted, encouraged, energized.
You have gained strength to continue this journey, to fight the next battle, to encourage the next sharer of life.
“I will send you the Comforter….”