So, last week we began talking about the lessons that Sarah teaches us about how to let God fight our battles. During that conversation, I talked a lot about:
God's role as our avenger
His willingness and ability to fight for us.
How He uses our battles for our ultimate good and so on
What I didn't do a lot of talking about, however, is our role in all of this.
Although it's God's job to avenge us and fight our battles, this does not mean that we get to rest on our laurels and chill.
Oh no, as Hebrews 12:15 warns us, when someone hurts us "roots of bitterness" can "spring up," "cause trouble" and "defile" us. It is therefore our responsibility to do everything we can to ensure that, whilst God is fighting our battles, we are making a conscious decision to become better rather than bitter. As such, I did a follow-up message to last week's one explaining the exact steps that we must take to make this happen according to Abigail (in 1st Samuel 25).
I also talked about:
The why, how and when of praying for our enemies (even though it's hard and we don't want to!)
The common myth/misconception of "forgive and forget" and what to do instead
And more- all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.