“If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.”
Keep your friends close, your enemies closer. I am not sure why I remember this lesson from my father so vividly. But I question now, did it even come from my father? Maybe it was instilled at some point in my life by some other means because God knew it would have a more spiritual impact at a later date? And it does. As I sit and reflect on all the things I am considering the enemy right now, and which is or isn’t, I would like to alter my mantra, as Jesus would want me to do.
Keep your friends close, your enemies closer and pray for them. Whether I am praying for a specific person who I feel is an enemy (most likely NOT) or something that I know is created in my mind as the enemy. Pray for it, pray that I always know its reality as false. Pray that I keep it in the forefront of my mind as falsely created by the enemy himself. Thus keeping it close in my light to recognize it for what it is…..now null and void.
“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3