July 6, 2009
Choosing to Believe the Best of Others
I once heard about a husband and wife who were so upset after a big argument that they refused to speak to each other. That night, not wanting to be the first to break the awkward silence, the man left a note on his wife's side of the bed that read, "Wake me up at 6 o'clock in the morning.
The next morning, by the time the husband woke up, it was already 8 o'clock. Furious, he roared, "Where is she?" and was about to chew out his wife when he found a note on his side of the bed: "It's six o'clock; wake up."
If we're going to live in love, we have to learn to forgive one another. The Bible says, "Do not let the sun go down on your anger, but instead, forgive. And above all things, put on love."1 That means: Above having your own way, above your own agenda, choose to put on love.
The apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 3:17 that we would be "rooted and established in love so that we would have power together with all the saints." When we choose to walk in love, we have the power of God in our lives, as well as healthier relationships.
Posted by Blessed Ladybug