Are you willing to put down your stones?

Put down your stones, Candida.

Sometimes I hear the Lord whisper these words to me. I want to pick up stones of anger, heartache, jealousy, judgment, hatred, fear, condemnation, etc., and hurl them at others. I want to be justified in my feelings and pull the moat out of someone else’s eye. But I have to be willing to lay aside all of my beliefs so that I can hear the voice of my Lord and allow Him to open my eyes.

He wants me to put all of my stones down so that I can bear the fruit of His Spirit. We can’t love others and throw stones at them simultaneously. So I get to decide if I want to wrap others in my arms of love or cast stones.

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

[22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

I’m so thankful that when I turn my heart to the Lord, He reminds me we are all under the grace plan of salvation. The blood of Jesus covers a multitude of sins. When I can stop seeing sins and see the soul of another person, then I can love beautifully.

We don’t know all the heartaches and shame each person carries. Instead of adding to their burdens, I want to be someone who will open my heart and reach my hands out to help them bring their burdens to the Lord.

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Have a beautiful day!

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