Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day Twenty-Five – The Love Dare: One Wife’s Journey

The scripture verse that touched me in particular today is – 1 Corintians 13:5

Another scripture verse that touched me in particular today is – Luke 23:34

Lord, I’ve had issues of forgiveness with my spouse and with others. I pray that You will open my eyes to see the grudges I still bear and help me to release them, releasing myself from the same prison at the same time. I ask You to reveal to me any seeds of anger, jealousy, guilt or other issues that could grow into Unforgiveness and destroy them before they germinate and take root. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Love forgives…
My trouble isn’t forgiving. It’s forgetting. I try not to use the past against my husband, but when his old behavior patterns surface, it’s difficult not to think about past disappointment. I don’t usually bring it up venomously, though. But I wish I didn’t bring it up at all.

Still, this lesson reminds me of other family relationships because there is still so much of my past that I haven’t let go of. Help me, Lord, to release those bad feelings I still have toward family. Cut off the supply of regret and hurt that fuels this Unforgiveness.

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