Monthly Archives: August 2020

Agape Love/Forgiveness

I love to walk. I love to walk with the Lord.

Walking with the Lord has been an incredible and rewarding journey for me. I learn a lot and something new each day from God. His Holy Spirit teaches me the things that are of Him and the things that are not of Him so that I know the difference.

~”But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”~John 14:26, ESV~

Knowing the difference is the key for me in my walk the the Lord so that I know right from wrong, good from evil, and Godly from ungodly. Every day is a learning experience for me from the Lord.

Right now, I am learning to walk in love with others. Recently, a co-worker said some really mean remarks about me openly and indirectly. She called me, “another random person.”

I immediately stopped what I was doing and heard what the co-worker said about me. I felt sad, but then I stopped to think about what the Word of God says in regards to feelings and convictions.

~”Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”~Proverbs 19:11, ESV~

Of course, the remarks that the co-worker said were wrong. But, it is in the glory of the Lord to overlook an offense. God commands us to quickly forgive and overlook offense so that we can be slow to anger.

I remembered this Scripture. Even though I was tempted to say something back to my co-worker, the Lord told me to remain silent and pray for her. I silently prayed for this co-worker as I continued to work throughout the day. This pleased God.

I even prayed for this co-worker during my quiet time this morning. Then, I let it go by surrendering this co-worker’s offense to the Lord. I am quick to forgive. I thank God that He gave me the strength and willingness to forgive this co-worker. The choice that I made to overlook this person’s offense is glorious to God.

~”Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”~Luke 17:3-4, ESV~

I praise the Lord that He gave me the ability to remain silent as my portion rather than to talk back to my co-worker. I thank God that He got me through another day at work. I can do anything with God by my side. With Him, it is possible to repent. With Him, it is possible to extend forgiveness to others. With Him, it is possible to love your neighbor that curses you, even when you bless him or her right back.

~”You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”~Leviticus 19:18, ESV~

God is so good! I praise Him for the power of love and forgiveness to my fellow neighbors, including my co-worker, so that I can be the witness and testimony of Jesus to her.

Praise Immanuel! Praise be to God! Thank You Jesus! Hallelujah!


Resting in Prayer

Waiting. Waiting can be tough. Waiting on God can be tough, especially during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Lately, I’ve been feeling lonely. Being in quarantine and isolation for so long has taken its toll on me, mentally and emotionally. But, through it all, I continue to claim the promises of God. 

~”Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”~Matthew 19:26, NIV~ 

At 3:00 a.m., I wake up in the morning to pray. I pray for at least three to four hours straight (I’ve been praying during this time a lot lately so that I can cope with anxiety). One of the things that I have been praying to God for is that He will end this Coronavirus pandemic. I know that it will be in the timing of God when it ends, but I still worry. 

How long, God, will it go on? How long, God, can I carry on? How long can I go without talking to people from my church in person on a regular basis? 

Very recently, I tried to text one of my friends who used to attend my church. She has not texted me back for a really long time and this has caused me to worry, especially during this time of quarantine and isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

While this makes me feel really sad, I trust God. This makes me feel forgotten and rejected, but I know that my approval comes from God. I am not saying that I hate this person for choosing to not text me back, but it is very hurtful when people of the church lack the maturity to reply back to my messages when all that I am asking for is prayer during this time of quarantine and isolation of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

My prayer is that the Holy Spirit of God will teach this person how to be a better friend. At the same time, I am not accountable or responsible for the actions of others. I pray that God will convict my friend soon because I do not know how much longer that I can wait on God to move mountains that must be moved, in the name of Jesus Christ. 

It is in these moments that as my mind worries, I pray out loud in my bedroom. I pray for God to intervene in the world, because like me, you must be weak, weary, and tired. But, there is hope: You can place your rest in Jesus Christ. 

~”Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”~Matthew 11:28-29, ESV~ 

Jesus has your back. Jesus saves you in the power of His rest. And He is here with you and fightng this battle called Coronavirus. He has already overcome it. I cannot say when this pandemic will be over, but He has already overcome it and because of this truth, we have victory! 

I am even confident that God is purifying His church during this hard and trying season so that people can catch up in meeting with God. Do not worry! God is with you. God is with us. God is with the world! 

I praise God for the work that He is doing in my life. I thank God for the work that He is doing in America and the world. Praise the Lord! Thank You Jesus! Hallelujah!