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06 September 2013
GOD-TRACKING IS REVEALING GODíS NATURE EVEN WHEN YOUíRE ABUSED
A story is told of a holy man who was engaged in his morning meditation under a tree whose roots stretched out over the riverbank. During his quiet time he noticed that the river was rising, and a scorpion, caught in the treesí roots, was about to drown. He crawled out on the roots and reached down to free the scorpion, but every time he did so, the scorpion struck back at him. A passer-by said to the holy man, ďDon't you know that itís in a scorpionís nature to want to sting?Ē To which the holy man replied, ďThat may well be, but I must change my nature to save, though the scorpion does not change its nature to sting?Ē
So often we are confronted by people intent on our ruin, from those who simply contradict what we believe to those who abuse us just for the fun of it. But Jesus taught us to love our enemies and to do good to those who want to hurt us. The scripture also says that love covers a multitude of sins. This does not mean, of course, that sin or abuse is condoned but that love demonstrates Godís nature in all circumstances; and itís Godís nature to save!
If you are facing abuse or ridicule today then be encouraged to show Godís nature to your abuser. If you are being contradicted or unjustly condemned today then let me encourage you to walk in the opposite spirit and to pray for those who wilfully hurt you. Remember, your fight is not against people but against the forces behind their actions Ė Satan and his hordes.
So stand strong, dear God-tracker, in the strength of his might. Walk in truth while you wait on your Lord and he will renew your strength. Do not fret when people abuse you or ridicule your faith. Rather be still before God as you wait patiently for his deliverance. Do not repay evil for evil but do good to those intent on hurting you. The Lord is your strength, your hope and your peace. He has an end in sight and his purposes will prevail. Even in the fray God has a purpose if you acknowledge him.
God-tracking is revealing Godís nature even when youíre abused
Itís all in the Book. Read more:
1 Peter 4:8
Verse of the Week
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudleyís Fave Quotes
ďOur ground of hope is that God does not weary of mankind.Ē --- Ralph W. Sockman
Donít Give Up, Look Up!
Look up and Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!
Give me strength to get through this
ďDear Father, I find Iím under attack again. Iím saddened, because itís usually the people I love who attack me. Help me to walk in the opposite spirit and not retaliate in kind. Jesus, you taught me to love my enemies so please help me to love this person with an unconditional love; your love for me is unconditional. I pray for him/her that you will heal his/her hurts and help them to come to know the freedom of walking with Jesus. Give me strength to get through this, as I wait for your purposes to be revealed. In Jesus I pray. Amen.Ē
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