Blessed Redeemer, hallow be Thy Name. Merciful Father, Who is like unto Thee. Wonderful Jehovah, let all the earth the heavens bow before Your throne for-ever and ever more. I praise You from everlasting to everlasting, Let Your praise continual be in the mouth of your children for-ever and ever in Jesus Name.

Beloveth of the Father, hope you are delighting yourself in the Lord? For in God, we live, and move, and have our being but outside Him, we are nothing (Ac 17:28). Let all glory, honour, be ascribe unto You alone both now and forever more in Name of Jesus. Amen!

God is love and in Him there is no bitterness. So if a man claim to love God and do not love his brother he can see, there is no through love in Him (1 Jn 4:7-21). For the same love we have for the Father, should be extended to our brother or else there is no truth in us.

Bitterness can be view in various way, what is bitterness, what are the causes of bitterness and how can it be curb is what a true child of God must bother to discover in order to live a stress free life. Come along with me to see and behold the beauty of the Most High God:

 

See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.—Hebrews 12:15

Bitterness has a tenacious way of taking root deep within the soul and resisting all efforts to weed it out. Bitterness occurs for many reasons. It might come from deep hurts you received as a child, hurts you cannot forget. Time, rather than diminishing the hurt, only seems to sharpen the pain. Bitterness can result from the hurtful words of a friend or coworker. Often the person who hurt you is unaware of the extent of your bitterness. You find yourself rehearsing the offense over and over again, each time driving the root of bitterness deeper within your soul. Bitterness can derive from a sense of being unjustly treated.

Bitterness is easy to justify. You can get so used to a bitter heart that you are even comfortable with it, but it will destroy you. Only God is fully aware of its destructive potential. There is nothing so deeply imbedded in your heart that God’s grace cannot reach down and remove it. No area in your life is so painful that God’s grace cannot bring total healing. No offense committed against you is so heinous that God’s love cannot enable you to forgive.

When you allow bitterness to grow in your life, you reject the grace of God that can free you. If you are honest before God, you will admit the bitterness and allow God to forgive you. Bitterness enslaves you, but God is prepared to remove your bitterness and replace it with His peace and joy.

Why do you choose to bring this topic today, the beginning of the week, someone is asking? Sincerely, you question is as good as mine, if you are have being following us or reader of this devotional for some time now.

Listen, I believe the Holy Spirit wants to do some surgical this day, He wants heal many broken heart, He is earge to set free and loose those that are bound by the chains of bitterness that hinders them from moving forward.

Beloved, you cannot have dominion when you are living with bitterness. You cannot raise above it because it bounds you and keep you where you experienced the hurt. Can you decide in your heat to let go what is behind you and decide to move forward. If you making up your mind, if you are taking this decision now, take a little step further, by asking the Holy Spirit to help you to purge away and uproot every bitter root in your life now not tomorrow, dearly beloved, today He is saying and His grace will be abound unto you Now and for-ever in Jesus Name. Amen!

Our experiences of delays, unfulfillment, and dissatisfaction in our endeavours has its roots in bitterness. A child of God is light, in him no darkness will be found.

In the beginning God divided the light from the darkness to show that they should not co-habit, why then are not consciousness of this fact:

And God divided the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:4

A believer has two principles at work within him. In his natural estate he was subject to one principle only, which was darkness; now light has entered, and the two principles disagree. Mark the apostle Paul’s words in the seventh chapter of Romans: “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members.”

How is this state of things occasioned? “The Lord divided the light from the darkness.” Darkness, by itself, is quiet and undisturbed, but when the Lord sends in light, there is a conflict, for the one is in opposition to the other: a conflict which will never cease till the believer is altogether light in the Lord. If there be a division within the individual Christian, there is certain to be a division without.

So soon as the Lord gives to any man light, he proceeds to separate himself from the darkness around; he secedes from a merely worldly religion of outward ceremonial, for nothing short of the gospel of Christ will now satisfy him, and he withdraws himself from worldly society and frivolous amusements, and seeks the company of the saints, for “We know we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.”

The light gathers to itself, and the darkness to itself. What God has divided, let us never try to unite, but as Christ went without the camp, bearing His reproach, so let us come out from the ungodly, and be a peculiar people. He was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners; and, as He was, so we are to be nonconformists to the world, dissenting from all sin, and distinguished from the rest of mankind by our likeness to our Master.

On this forgiving note, we are taking off this week, beloved, as make a list of those you will forgive this day thereby freeing yourself from the bondage of bitterness, separating yourself from darkness and its works, I see you mounting higher and higher, I see you gaining dominion over every challenges of your life in Jesus Name! Amen!

Remain blessed in the Lord.

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.