As, we transition from one year to another, many will take with them a few extra pounds of heartache into the new year. Today, shed a few pounds by forgiving and loving more then attempting to get even.
Lord, cleanse heart! Today, I desire to shed unforgiveness, hate, bitterness, anger, hostility, an abusive mindset. Please fill me with love, compassion, forgiveness, joy and peace. May, I become an example for someone else.
Forgive One Another Matthew 18:21-22, Col 3:13
Tongues of Fire
We are living during a time when there are no longer conversations or rumors of wars; this is an actual day-by-day occurrence. This perpetual picture can be viewed not only within the United States but also globally.
I believe that the underlining issue is a lack of communication within several tiers and systems of cultures. However, we must not forget that there is a high breakdown in language.
Just a word pronounce the wrong way or even out of context will set off a gang fight, war or something as simple as a divorce.
Don’t believe me, take time out and do some research. I used the term perpetual picture for this one reason. Historically and culturally this has been taking place since the first century. This has filtered over into the family dynamics. For the family to begin the healing process, we must begin with taming our tongues and asking for forgiveness.
Just something to think about not debut about!
Granting forgivingness is:
a. Obedience to a command.
……bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Colossians3:13
b. An attitude of letting go of resentment and your right to get even.
c. An action that must be expressed by word and deed.
d. A choice to set your mate free from a debt or an offense that has occurred against you.
In summary, by granting forgiveness it does three things. It releases you from being in bondage, it begins the healing process and it leads to oneness with you mate.
Are you holding onto unforgiveness? When you think about one being confined. It has the same similarities of one being in prison for a crime or awaiting trial. One of my children came to me and said thank you dad for teaching me how to forgive. For its better to be at peace then to allow someone else to not only hold the key to your freedom but to also imprison you for something that was not in your control.
There are many people in society that will never accept our apology or forgiveness, just give it to God and move forward. You are loved by many, special, gifted, unique, and most of all God has forgiven you.