As we grow in life our decisions should show more wisdom. It would do us well if we would pray more about decisions. When Rachel and Agape were quite young, we had given them a little spending money before going to Walmart. When they arrived and started looking at everything (remember they were visiting from Haiti, and had never seen so many things to buy) they quickly decided they wanted more than what their money could buy. After some thought, they said, "we need to go outside a bit and pray to see what we should buy." Pleased. (If only that would have followed through once they were teens. :)) Yes, even our spending should be decided in prayer.
In Hosea 14, the children of Israel were encouraged to make a decision—to return to the Lord, and plead God to take away their iniquity and receive them graciously again. God's answer was "I will heal their backsliding and I will love them freely." Wow, it can't get better than that. After I walk away from God, worship idols, and reject God, He will love me freely again!!
I know we are not God, but for today can we make a decision: To love the one who has hurt us. To love freely the one who has done us wrong. Can we forgive?
What is your decision?
God bless you