“Life is fragile-Handle with Prayer.”
I don’t remember where I saw this for the first time, but it had made a deposit in my heart.
While struggling over a situation where the people I loved were involved, and feeling like I was a bit helpless to change anything, wondering what I should say or do, the Holy Spirit pulled this phrase up from my heart.
Life is indeed fragile, so we should handle lives with prayer.
The People that God has placed in our lives are not meant to be manipulated or badgered into simply doing what we want or what would make our lives easier. Just the opposite actually, is what Jesus told us to do.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Generally we seek what is at our best interest. If I’m loving my neighbor as myself, I’ll seek theirs.
However, God Alone, knows their best interest better than we do. He knows how to get the right Word or right action that can spark their heart. He knows what’s really going on behind the scenes and prayer can align the two.
I believe that’s why Jesus told us to pray for our enemies. As hard as that is at times, it not only has the power to change our enemies heart, but it has the power to conform ours to be more like our Father- who is merciful to the just and unjust alike.
Today’s “well” was right in line with my scripture in the Bible App…
“You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”
Luke 6:36 NLT https://www.bible.com/bible/116/luk.6.36.
The Truth is, we can’t change people in and of our own strength, but the God of Love, residing in us,
So we pray!