RHEMA 3/16/09 ROOT OF
BITTERNESS, ONE GENTLE TUG AT A TIME
DREAM: I dreamed that I
wrote a prayer request about my need to be delivered
from the root of bitterness. It had to do with deep
disappointment over a certain issue in my life that
seemed to continue to crop up. I explained in the
letter that I had continued to cover, forgive and not
judge or stumble over the issue, but I was still not
released from the bitterroot that I felt in regards to
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without
which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest
anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of
bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many
Major, major issue. Much too complicated to pull out in
one pull. Been working on this for years, gently easing
one tug at a time. Both tug and issue at a time.
WORD TO PONDER UPROOTING THE
BITTER ROOT 3/16/09
Thank you beloved one, for asking
Me to remove the bitterness you feel over specific
issues in your life. I know it has deeply grieved you
to have suffered deep blows of disappointment and loss.
I understand that every time you revisit those places
through circumstance or conversation, you are again
struggling to yield your responses up to Me, because you
understand they are not My nature. Out of the heart,
the mouth speaks. And this is how the poison of
bitterness infects others who listen. I am so very
proud of you when I see that your conversation has
suddenly turned bitter, unforgiving, critical,
judgmental or negative ...that you stop, repent and
yield. I have been with you each step of the way and I
AM helping you overcome.
I have heard every prayer and I
have been working on this bitter root for many, many
years. Beloved, it is I Who have allowed these
reminders to be revisited, to give you these
opportunities to cry out for deliverance. Every time
you yield, is like plowing the soil of your heart and
making it softer for weeding. Each and every time you
have cried out, I have been there to gently pull and tug
these deeply embedded roots up closer to the surface.
However if I pulled this deeply complicated issue out in
one big pull, the damage it would do to your faith and
soul would be too much trauma.
Did I not say that I allowed the
tares and the wheat to grow up together, lest it damage
My crop? So shall it be that in the fullness of
harvest, that deep root you have wrestled with for so
many years will finally be out of your life forever.
Fear not that day, Beloved one. It will come out
softly, just as My love melts your heart, and just as My
balm pours deep healing into your veins.
Eph 4:31-32 NKJV
Let all bitterness , wrath,
anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you,
with all malice. And be kind to one another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in
Christ forgave you.
Matt 13:26-30 NKJV
But when the grain had sprouted
and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27
So the servants of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir,
did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does
it have tares ?' 28 He said to them, 'An enemy has done
this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to
go and gather them up?' 29 But he said, 'No, lest while
you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with
them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and
at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First
gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to
burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."'"