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Thursday, May 17, 2012 (6:23 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Romans 12:17-18,21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

One minister tells of a wife who came into his office full of hatred toward her husband. "I do not only want to get rid of him, I want to get even! Before I divorce him, I want to hurt him as much as he has hurt me!"

The minister suggested an ingenious plan "Why don't you go home and act as if you really love your husband. Tell him how much he means to you. Praise him for every decent trait. Go out of your way to be as kind, considerate and generous as possible. Spare no efforts to please him. Make him believe you love him. Then — after you've convinced him of your undying love and that you cannot live without him, drop the bomb. Tell him you want a divorce. That will really hurt him.

"With revenge in her eyes, she smiled and exclaimed, "Beautiful, beautiful! Boy, will he ever be devastated!" And she did it with enthusiasm. For two months she showed love and kindness, she listened, served and reinforced. When she didn't return to his office, the minister called. "So.are you ready now to go through with the divorce?" "Divorce?" she exclaimed. "Never! I discovered that I really do love him."

This woman's actions changed her feelings. Whether it's a tough relationship, a long-time fear, or a task that seems too big for us to accomplish, sometimes we need to act in faith in order to see it conquered for the Kingdom!

Whatever it may be, let's give it to the Lord today and ask Him to motivate us to go forth with strength and passion — for His sake!

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One Response to “Act now!”

  1. tah Says:

    Praise God she had a heart that would love him..
    Love and hate are very strong emotions in us and very hard to break…
    I know at one point a while back I was on the path of yielding to hating someone and the Lord spoke very clearly to me to Love them they need your love…
    I thank God I was at the point I could hear Him and obey ..
    It was my choice and I knew it was…not an instant decision to love for their sake but I knew that nothing but sorrow and grief would come of it if I did not choose to do what He had spoken to me…
    I thank God practically on a daily basis that He got to my heart before hate did…
    If we can catch ourselves before we step into the wrong attitudes and actions it will save us and those who know us a lot of grief…
    If we have already given our hearts to it He can deliver us…
    Lord deliver us from evil…

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