Friday, April 22, 2016

Bless Them Anyway

A very wise friend of mine recently encouraged me to respond to a very negative situation in a different way. After sharing with her a very angry message I received by text, her advice was;

"Allow their words to fall to the ground as dead seeds that cannot take root." 


I was encouraged to look beyond the behaviour and words, to the pain these people are feeling (I was aware of their pain, but it had nothing to do with me).
As the saying goes, "Hurting people hurt people."     Isn't that the truth!


It's incredible how much my friend's words touched my heart. I was understandably deeply hurt by their message, however I chose to respond in love; I chose not to react to their anger, as it wasn't about me. Instead I chose to pray blessing on them. I chose to pray that God would soften their hearts and break down their walls of hurt. I still choose to pray blessing on them, because they need to be blessed.

 

  

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who falsely accuse you and persecute you," ~ Matthew 5:44  




Linking up with these memes:



http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com.au/          http://skyley.blogspot.com.au/  

18 comments:

Jarek said...

Lovely collection of sunset captures

Bas van Es said...

wat ben je gelukkig als je daar mag zijn.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots.

Helen said...

Thank you for sharing the beauty out there. It is inspiring.

Lisa Gordon said...

You have a very wise friend, Liz.
Beautiful photographs, my friend. xo.

Nanda Kumar said...

Great pictures again!

Pauline W said...

I think the serenity of the scenes has seeped into your soul, Liz! Bless!

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Beautiful colors of the sky.

eileeninmd said...

Wise words and a lovely sky! The reflection is stunning!

Have a happy weekend!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I've never heard the expression "hurting people hurt people", but it is so true!!! Oh, and spectacular photos 😄

fredamans said...

Such glorious views!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Awesome post, your friend showed a lot of wisdom with her advice, and you also were very wise to recognize what she was saying and to respond to the person in love.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful refelction shots. Have a lovely weekend.

Kezzie said...

Your friend IS very wise. It is incredibly hard when someone is uber prickly with you and upsets you (and I am far too sensitive!) but yes, but to deal with it the way Jesus would, results in goodness and love and helps the other person! Thanks for this!!x

Alexander said...

First of all, some amazing photos of the sunset.

Secondly, I know what you mean and how it feels. I constantly receive comments like this too. Thus, I find blogging as an outlet and it is always fulfilling to see so many amazing blogs and photos around the world.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

TheChieftess said...

Really lovely sunsets and reflections...

Brian King said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos and excellent advice!

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