I just want to say how good our God is... Since I've been back from Ukraine, I have been under a lot of spiritual attack... I recognized it instantly and have sought out how I should battle it... The first thing that came to mind, in my humaness, was retaliation and defending my position... but I then immediately turned to God's word to see what He wanted me to do and I have to share with you the revelation I received...
The battle I faced was with not feeling important by one of my friends.. I always feel as though I don't matter to this individual I work with... and I've heard it said before that we judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions... So with that thought in my mind, I felt justified by the way I was thinking... Something like, God, help me to always show in my actions that other people are important... Then as I was studying in the book of 1 Samuel this word by God just jumped out at me...
1 Sam 16:7 The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at a person's thoughts and intentions."(NIV)
It was like God said to me, Lea Anne, I know you may think this person doesn't show you she cares about you, but I see her heart and she does.... so let it go.
That is what I chose to do. I refuse to let Satan have a hand in breaking up a friendship because of attitude issues... I want to encourage you to be on the lookout for Spiritual warfare in your lives.. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy any way he can and he tries to tear apart relationships... We can choose to not let the attitudes of others stand in the way of us expressing our love and appreciation of them through actions... Don't just think of things to do for others... DO THEM!
Have a great day.