It’s time to write my heart out again, for five minutes straight. Imperfect and freeing… Five Minute Friday. We gather at Kate’s place each week to share and encourage. And the cool thing is, I haven’t met a one of my #fmfparty friends in person. (That has got to change!)

Here we go!

This week’s word:

–SURPRISE–

 

Go.

Maybe it’s someone who hasn’t been nice to you in the past. Or someone who has hurt you recently.

Or maybe it’s someone who you believe would rather spend time with a Godzilla than you.

(This is a fun way to start of a post, isn’t it??)

Hang in here with me though. I do have a point.

Whether we like it or not, you and I might have an enemy or two. Yeah, I don’t like thinking about it either. But I don’t believe anyone is immune having enemies.

In heaven we won’t have them. That will be wonderful, won’t it?

How do we treat our enemies?

What if we surprised them, and instead of avoiding them, or silently (or not-so-silently) rejecting them, what if we showed them love?

SURPRISE!

Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good. Romans 12:20-21 MSG

Romans 12 20What if we did what we could to bless our enemy, instead of cursing him or her?

What a difference that would make! What a surprise that would be!

I invite you to join me in taking the above scripture to heart, and  to do something kind for an enemy in the next few days. May we be the change we want to see. May we do the unexpected.

May we be the surprise.

Stop.

 

I’m convicted. I desire to do better at loving my enemies. Surprising them with love.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Bless you!

Julie

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