my covenant's keeper: the atmosphere
We can all agree that "to love" is the greatest command given to us by God our Father. In addition, we can probably agree that walking out this command is even harder. Is it because we are not readily aware of the integral pieces that are involved with love? One specifically in mind is forgiveness.
If you have not heard this before, be aware that forgiveness is for you and not the one in need of the forgiving. If we take a look at the many scriptures where Jesus cautions us on offense or being offended, we can see that the directives apply not only to the offender, but also to the one bearing the offense. In other words, DON'T HOLD GRUDGES. The next three points may be tough, but please CHOOSE not to be offended. Prayerfully hear the intent of the message.
Our most basic emotional need is to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. At the heart of many troubled relationships and marriages there is one desire that is echoed time and time again. "I need to be loved by someone who chooses to love me, who recognizes something inside me worth loving."
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