Are you aware of the mistakes you have made? Are you aware of where or when you went off the straight path? Are you able to tell when you walked out of the light and into the darkness? Are you ready to face it and bring it into the light? Are you ready to confess … Continue reading In the darkness can you spot the light? Sins vs Repentance! Mistakes vs Forgiveness! Destiny!
Are you ready to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Remember how Jesus told us that whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life in John 4:14? Another benefit of this spring of water … Continue reading Are you ready to be filled so that you can overflow? What if it is with forgiveness?
Over the years you have seen many posts come out around forgiveness and the stories of how I first learned to forgive vs those where I chose to start with forgiveness and bypass the pain and suffering that comes with bitterness. Bitterness sometimes is spoken of as a root, a root that if we allow … Continue reading Chained in bitterness or Freed by forgiveness? The choice is yours!
As I started my morning and saw today’s verse, it brought me back to a time when I didn’t realize the value and need to forgive. I brought back memories of how when I was prompted daily that I needed to forgive them for what they had done and yet I refused and gave excuse … Continue reading Forgiveness is the key! God is required!
Do you realize the miracle of reconciliation? Do you realize the freedom that comes through forgiveness? Do you realize that you forgiving something has more to do with your health and well being? Do you realize the pain, the anxiety, the suffering that comes from not forgiving? I learned my lesson many years ago and … Continue reading Do you realize the power of forgiveness?
Do you realize the power of forgiveness? Do you realize the healing that comes by giving up the pain, the anger, and the bitterness over to God by forgiving others? Do you realize that forgiveness breaks the chains holding you prisoner to the past and allowing you to find reconciliation and freedom into the future? … Continue reading The power of forgiveness in reconciliation.
Today’s reading as I read Colossians 3:13 caused a flashback in my mind to that drive to the tax lady and how after the song 7×70 came on the radio, God did a work in me through the power of forgiveness. First as I forgave others and second as I asked God to forgive me … Continue reading Forgiveness has power…(The Bible’s Impact on Acts of Mercy [Apr 25])
Grace… what is grace? Definition: Grace the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. synonyms: favor · good will · generosity · kindness · benefaction · beneficence · indulgence Forgiveness…what is forgiveness? Definition: Forgiveness the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven. “she is quick to ask forgiveness when she has overstepped the line” synonyms:pardon · absolution · exoneration · remission · dispensation · … Continue reading Grace and Forgiveness…
Do you realize that it takes a miracle to forgive? Do you realize how hard it is to forgive others? Do you realize what it takes to be forgiven? Do you realize what it takes to forgive? What does it to to come to the point of realizing that you need to be forgiven? What … Continue reading Forgiveness…
Do you see all that has been done? Do you realize all that has gone wrong? Do you realize the path that has been taken? Do realize the decisions that were made? Do you realize the impact they have had? Do you realize how people have walked away from obedience? Do you notice how things … Continue reading It’s not all about you, but you can step up and make a difference! Pray for the forgiveness of your nation!
Do you see the good that has taken place within the challenges/struggles? Do you see the impact holding onto the bitterness, the offense, the attack is having on you? Don’t give the devil a foothold into your life by allowing an offense or an attack to open that door. You need to communicate how it … Continue reading Forgiveness is the key. Don’t let bitterness build up! Remember unforgiveness isn’t a word
How are you going through life? How are you responding to the situations and circumstances that come before you? What do you when others insult, hurt, or wrong you? Psalm 130 today from my morning bible reading speaks of God’s character. 3-4If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance? As it … Continue reading Is forgiveness your habit?
…to counteract dissatisfaction and discontentment I kept quiet, not saying a word, not even about anything good! But my suffering only grew worse, and I was overcome with anxiety. The more I thought, the more troubled I became; Psalm 39:2-3a (GNT) Biblical Truth: Speculation and worry only serve to feed discontent. Through prayer we seek … Continue reading Seek forgiveness and wisdom
I still remember driving when 7×70 was playing and it broke my heart that the reason for my pain and bitterness was due to not forgiving others. I still remember the weight lifted off my shoulders as I forgave them. I remember the next thing that came to mind as I finished was, “as you … Continue reading Forgiveness is the strongest key to freedom.
Our God is greater. Our God is stronger. God you are higher than any other. Our God is healer, awesome in power, our God, our God. 1 John 2:2 2 And He [that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins … Continue reading Forgiveness is hard to do. Imagine if you had to forgive everyone, no matter what they had done!
Ephesians 4:26-27 26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.27 Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. The Bible doesn’t tell us that we shouldn’t feel angry, but it points out that … Continue reading Anger: Deal with it in a way that builds up relationships. Don’t let it build up. Don’t let it fester. Don’t let it take a grip on you and change your view of the world. Don’t let it build up bitterness, resentment, or unforgiveness.
John 8:7 7 However, when they persisted with their question, He raised Himself up and said, Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her. This is a significant statement about judging others. Because Jesus upheld the legal penalty for adultery, stoning, he could not be accused … Continue reading Are you judging others without knowing the full circumstance? What are you using as a measure? Do you offer compassion and forgiveness?
Luke 7:47 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, many [as they are], are forgiven her–because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven little loves little. Overflowing love is the natural response to forgiveness and the appropriate consequence of faith. But only those who realize the depth of their sin can appreciate the … Continue reading How much is love flowing from you? It is proportionate to how much you appreciate the complete forgiveness of God.
Lamentations 2:19 19 Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street. The people’s … Continue reading Do you remember what caused you to turn back and ask for forgiveness?
Isaiah 43:25 25 I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. How tempting it is to remind someone of a past offense! But when God forgives our sins he totally forgets them. We never have to fear that he will … Continue reading Forgiveness: How tempting is it to remind someone of a past offense? When God forgives us, he removes it as far as the east is from the west. So as we are forgiven, we need to forgive others. It will provide more freedom that you can imagine.