Prayer: Divine Healer, help us not to carry grudges in our hearts. Help us to give You these grudges so that our hearts and souls can be filled with Your glory and love. Amen.
Topic #2: Do not condemn
In the New Testament Greek, “do not condemn” means a judgement that is bordering on fanatical. An example would be two neighbours who have argued over a land dispute for years and years and will not talk to each other nor will not allow their families to talk to the neighbours because of sheer anger.
Most of us would look at this example and think what a bunch of fruity nut bars the neighbours are to get this angry and to carry around this much anger. But, unfortunately, even in the Church this type of anger is present. This type of anger or grudge festers and grows like a weed choking out the glory and goodness of God.
Rev Steve Haughland of The Buffalo Trail Cluster Congregations in
Alberta frequently sends out an e-mail to family and friends on his ministry with the Buffalo Trail Cluster as well as the work at Jam Tarts Restaurant that he and his wife, Trudy, own in Killiam . This week, Rev Steve Haughland found an awesome quote that illumines this Topic. The quote is taken from Michael Josephson’s blog What will Matter (www.whatwillmatter.com) Alberta
Thanks Rev Steve Haugland for your wisdom and for the depth of inspiration that you read, do, and share. And if anyone is ever in Killiam
, drop into the Jam Tarts Restaurant and say Hi! Alberta
Prayer: Great God, we thank You that we are able to come to You at any time and anywhere and unburden our hearts. You accept our burdens and grudges and make us whole. Continue to heal us each and everyday O Lord. As we come and pray before You we know that You continue to heal us and give us Your Strength, Your love, Your healing, and Your wisdom so that we can share You with others this day. Amen.