Morning by Morning, October 8 - Harmony of the Heart
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I honor You and worship You -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I yield to You and welcome You into every area of my life and every moment of my day. ...
"Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony" (Colossians 3:13-14).
Forgive, love, embrace -- this is the harmony of the heart. Forgive one another; love one another; embrace one another. Don't focus on offences, but seek ways to mend fences. Don't pull away and isolate, but come together and celebrate. Perfect harmony flows from a pure heart that's willing embrace and be embraced, to love and be loved, to forgive and be forgiven.
Show us how to live this way -- to desire it and to do it. Empower us to be one in "one body and one Spirit" (Ephesians 4:4). Embrace us as we embrace one another in "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). When we are one in this way, in the harmony of the heart, the world will know that the Father has sent His Son and we are the body of His Son filled with the Spirit of God (John 17:23). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, I pray the Lord God will empower you to forgive, love, and embrace in the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace in all your relationships as the Holy Spirit leads. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!