A four letter word that looks simple and can be easy to say but so hard to do! Lets be transparent and open on this issues so that we can help one another overcome this struggle.
Mark 12:30-31 says; 30 You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ This is the first Law. 31 “The second Law is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other Law is greater than these.”
For me, loving God is very important and spending intimate time with him to build a strong relationship with him is the key! But practicing the second law everyday is completely different and God knows it CAN be tough. Speaking to others while walking into a room and no one speaks back or trying to give a friendly smile to show yourself friendly while getting a turned head or a frowned up face. This CAN and WILL bring some negative emotions into your spirit. But what makes this issue so sad is the fact that most of the people that do not speak back are church goers. How can they be doing what Mark 12:30 is saying? But this is where we have to put on the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6: 11) to stand strong. Not allowing the adversary to get us off focus of our main purpose which is to LOVE people just where they’re at and God will show up to do the rest. Please remember that it takes more work in certain areas for others to be set free and that we all are working progress.
Be Strong in the Lord!