Monday, March 3, 2014

He Gives The Love Itself

“Even as the angry vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them. Jesus Christ had died for this man; was I going to ask for more? Lord Jesus, I prayed, forgive me and help me to forgive him....Jesus, I cannot forgive him. Give me your forgiveness....And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives along with the command, the love itself.” - Corrie Ten Boom

This came across my Facebook news feed last night. It was such a good reminder of how God actually supplies with what we lack when it comes to loving and forgiving. God is so fully our Provider. (If you don't know Corrie Ten Boom's story, you should google her. She has the right to say such things.)  I've been trying to put this into practice. When I can't love and when I don't feel like forgiving, I can ask for Him to be the give me His heart.

God is so very good. 

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