Psalm 130:3-4 3 If You, Lord, should keep account of and treat [us according to our] sins, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with You [just what man needs], that You may be reverently feared and worshiped. Keeping a record of sins (or holding a grudge) is like building a wall … Continue reading Are you holding a grudge? It is a wall that will keep you from experiencing true freedom. Forgiveness is the key to freedom. As you forgive them God will forgive you.
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.
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!
Do you realize the importance of these two actions or activities? Do you realize the importance to both your spiritual and physical well being? Do you realize the impact of making these a part of the way you live your life? Do you realize the positive impact they both will have on your physical, emotional, … Continue reading Two important keys – Repent and Forgive!
This morning as I was riding my stationary bike, reading Rev. Earl Smith‘s Death Row Chaplain book the comparison of these two words came up in the chapter titled Project IMPACT. It gave me one of those aha moments when you realize that there are so many people living life incarcerated because of the pain, … Continue reading Do you realize the difference between Detainment and Incarceration? True Freedom!
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])
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…
I learned many years back the power of forgiveness and how it provided the key to real freedom! Freedom from bitterness! Freedom from anger! Freedom from betrayal! Freedom from hate! Freedom to love! Freedom to let it go! Freedom to forgive! Jesus gave His all so that we could be forgiven because we all have … Continue reading Real freedom!
Is there anyone you would give the key to your heart? Is there anyone you would give the key to your life? Is there anyone who you would allow access to everything about you? Is there anyone you would allow to have authority over your life? Who has your key? But what about the key? … Continue reading Who would you give access and authority over your life? Who would you give the key?
Do you realize that you have been set free? Are you living like you are free or a captive? Are you living like you are free or a slave? Why? Who the Son sets free is free indeed! There is a battle taking place between self and self-less living taking place within each of us. … Continue reading Freedom! Love!
Consider all the men and women who have gone out to fight battles we couldn’t go fight ourselves that allow us to live free today. Consider all the men and women who continue to go out to fight battles we can’t go fight ourselves that allow us to live free. Consider the ultimate sacrifice of … Continue reading Remember! Freedom isn’t free! Somebody had to pay.
Matthew 6:14-15 14 For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], your heavenly Father will also forgive you.15 But if you do not forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], neither … Continue reading Do you want real freedom, real peace and real hope? FORGIVE.
Matthew 18:22 & Matthew 6:15 Matt 18:22 Jesus answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven! Matt 6:15 But if you do not forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses. … Continue reading The Key to true freedom
What comes to mind when you hear these words? For me it was back in school lunch time. My friends wanted to trade almost everything for the baked good my mom made and would send me to school with. Sometimes they would want to trade for purchased things like Twinkies and other such treats. Sometimes … Continue reading Trade ya…
You need to remember who is fighting the battle! You need to remember who is in charge! Ever heard the song “See a victory“? Do you realize that there is a weapon trying to take us out? Do you realize that it won’t prosper? Do you know why? Do you know who the battle belongs … Continue reading Do you want to see a victory?
What would have to happen for you to look at something with awe, wonder · wonderment · admiration · reverence · respect · esteem? What would it take for you to see something with amazement, astonishment · surprise · shock · stupefaction · incredulity · disbelief · speechlessness · awe · wonder · wonderment? When … Continue reading What does it take for you to look on something with inspiration and respect?
Today’s devotional brought back to mind a time when God was calling me to do something with the gifts and talents and calling He had given me and I was resistant because I didn’t think I could, didn’t think I was qualified, and mostly out of fear of failure. What’s holding you back? Do you … Continue reading Use it or Lose it! The choice is yours!
Ever read something and wondered? Ever looked for answers? Ever started looking for answers? Ever started searching for the trigger? Ever began to seeking the person? Ever wondered how could that be? Ever considered what it would take? In the midst of it all did you ever consider that you need to be a part … Continue reading Ever realize the answer is at hand?