I’ve been afraid to speak out, afraid to be a bad Christian somehow if I talked about how others hurt me, and afraid that I’d be dishonoring my family. It’s so important that people understand that forgiveness and honor do not mean ignoring and hiding. Ignoring how it feels to be mistreated and abused and hiding the pain.
Forgiveness is our state of heart toward the other person – do we pray against them or do we pray for them to encounter Christ and to be changed?
Honor is a perception of value and worth – do we see them as worthy of God’s love or do we disrespect them as though they have no value?
OUR VOICE MATTERS… the twisting of scripture has allowed the enemy to continue to beat down the brokenhearted while the wicked roams freely. I have a voice and I’m using it for the truth – for what God wants me to voice!
We destroy our enemies through love – love doesn’t enable evil.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a