It’s crazy. In recent weeks I bumped into an enemy of mine. Not head on, but from a distance. I was somewhat emotional: a mix of anger, sadness, and even confused as to why I encountered them.
These feelings stayed with me for a week.
Last night I woke up 2 o’clock in the morning and the same person came to mind. God took me back to all the nights I had prayed for the person’s joy and safety (which I knew was being threatened), and I smiled. My enemy was in a safe place, and I had saw them smiling and laughing. God had answered my prayer.
It’s amazing how seeing through the eyes of the flesh rather than the spirit blinds us from noticing God’s answer to our prayer.
Today, I encourage you to pray for the co-worker who annoys you; the family member in need of your forgiveness. I ask you to pray for the person who mistreats you. Everyone has fallen short of God’s glory. We all need Jesus. What if the result of your prayers was the salvation of your enemy? Can we love God enough to desire all people brought to His heart as He does?
But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. (Matthew 5:44-45)