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Hatred

 

The only thing I hate
Is hate itself, Lord,

So I take my example
From your Son,

Who, though he suffered, 
Never hated others,

But spoke the truth in love
To everyone.

 

References 

You have heard the law that say, ‘Love your neighbour’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:43-4; NLT).

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34; NIV).

Speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

Hatred

You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbour’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:43-4; NLT).

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34; NIV).

Speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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The only thing I hate
Is hate itself, Lord,

So I take my example
From your Son,

Who, though he suffered, 
Never hated others,

But spoke the truth in love
To everyone.

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Footprints

Righteousness will go before him, and shall make his footsteps our pathway (Psalm 85:13; NKJV).

Uphold my steps in your paths (Psalm 17:5; NKJV).

I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you (John 13:15; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT). 

God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example and you must follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21; NLT).

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Lord,

Thank you 
For your footprints –

Help us follow 
Where you trod;

And for 
Your life’s example –

Help us follow you
To God.

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My soul

Lord Jesus,
You’re my way,
My life,
My truth;

My light,
My bread,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My essence,
My example,
And my soul.

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I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6; NLT).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NIV).

I am the bread of life (John 6:35; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

This is the secret: Christ lives in you (Colossians 1:27; NLT).

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

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Sister and brother

Jesus replied, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers? Then he looked around him and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:33-5; NLT).

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Lord Jesus,

Through your teaching
And example,

Each woman
Is my cherished, precious sister,

And every man
My treasured, much-loved brother.

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Like you

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him (Colossians 3:10; NLT).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

 

Lord,
You are love –

Please help me
To become
Much more
Like you.

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Like you

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? (Romans 2:4; NLT).

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32; NLT).

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do (Ephesians 5:1; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

 

Lord God,
You are so very kind
To me.

Please help me
To love others –
Just like you.

 

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