So it finally happened even here in the north as well. Spring is in the starting block. The snow is melting and everything is turning into a greyish slush. Soon the green tender leaves will start to sprout. A new clean sheet is being given. Just as God has done for us. He has forgiven us and taken away our sins. I might have said something about this before, but it is an important thing to remember that we are saved! We that have confessed that Jesus is our Lord and Saviour, Gods only begotten son. So there is nothing to fear, because we have been adopted into His family. Our sins have been forgiven and we are restored and lifted up by Him. We have been given a clean sheet that is blank, a new life.
9 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
2 Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?”
“At your service,” he replied.
3 The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”
Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”
4 “Where is he?” the king asked.
Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”
5 So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.
6 When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.
David said, “Mephibosheth!”
“At your service,” he replied.
7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”
8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”
9 Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)
11 Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s[a] table like one of the king’s sons.
12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.
If David a human king to do this, then think about what God can do for you when he restores you and lifts you up. Let this be a guide to what God can do for you in your life and remember that you are a new person and part of a big family.
It is a new snowstorm outside again. I am happy that I am at the moment inside. Soon I will be outside going home. It is going to be a very snowy lady. The leap from the snowstorm to our own anger and hate towards other people that has hurt us is not too far. The hate and anger towards people can just like a snowstorm or storm ruin us from the inside as the emotions are raving on the inside and giving the Devil a foothold. We need our anger, but we have to carefully make sure where and whom we let our anger out on and for how long. We have to make sure that people we are angry with, have a grudge with or have hurt you, do not take up too much space in our lives. Not for their sake, or for any ones sake but yours. Why is that? Mark 11:25 5 “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
It is not as bad as it sounds. If we have something against another person the negative feelings will start consume us and the Dev il will get a foot in. Your anger will lead to hate and hate will lead to the dark side……
I know that it is not easy to forgive some people that has hurt us, but we can always pray for help in this. Remember that God always hear prayer and that he will come to our aid when we ask. When we pray for the ones that hurt us we forgive them and can move on with our lives. If we do not, we will end up stuck in a time loop where we will chew on the same old thing and soon our anger and recensent has made us into a Gollum like creature. Not a pretty sight.
So instead of dwelling on old pains, kneel and pray for healing, help and for his grace. Then raise and feel how he will take your yoke and give you his instead. Now you are ready to move on with your life and leave the old rags behind.
May God´s Mercy and Grace be upon you!
by Lady Birgitha