Forgiveness Friday

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Do you have questions about how God’s love has the ability to sometimes accompany pain and disappointment?
Check out this classic movie: The Shack

The Shack for me has been the best illustration of God’s love and the complexities of life rolled into a two-hour representation of a true story. You may not receive all the answers you are looking for concerning pain and forgiveness, but if you watch it with an open mind then you just may find the peace you have been looking for.

Let me know what you think!

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Forgiveness Part 2

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How Do We Forgive?

We make up our minds and our hearts to let go, knowing that carrying around anger and judgment toward others or ourselves is a burden we no longer wish to bear.

Beginning to Learn to Forgive

By Rev. Bill Englehart

Jesus was once asked how often one should forgive. Seven times? His response was, “Not seven times, but, I tell you seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:21-22). 

Seventy-seven is not a magic number. Earlier translations say seventy times seven, or 490. It was simply Jesus’ way of saying forgiveness can be infinite.

To understand forgiveness, we need to understand what it is not. It is not about condoning bad behavior or saying we must trust those who have mistreated us. It does not mean that there will be no justice for bad acts.

Consider this from H. Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, written more than 100 years ago:

“To forgive does not simply mean to arrive at a place of indifference to those who do personal injury to us; it means far more than this. To forgive is to give for—to give some kind of actual definite good in return for evil given.”

This may seem like a tall order but when done, we can see the results straightaway. I have known parents who forgave the person who killed their child. When I asked why, they said that if they had not, they would be consumed with anger and bitterness. Forgiveness was the answer.

Special thanks to https://www.unity.org/resources/practices/forgiveness?gclid=CjwKCAjw-7LrBRB6EiwAhh1yX0KeEIRi4RrZm70idqab_q5tp-YGOqqFNl3-qiPSlBkSqhORZT-mTBoCTVcQAvD_BwE

Forgiveness Part 1

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What Is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is the act of releasing ourselves from the bondage of an ongoing negative connection. Forgiveness resurrects our peace of mind from the perils of victimhood and releases our negative judgments.

Why Do We Forgive?

We forgive to reclaim our equilibrium. It is a joy to forgive. It’s also worthy of note that the “Lord’s Prayer” says, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Special thanks to Rev. Bill Englehart for this incredible information.

Forgiveness Friday

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Are you ready to forgive?

One of the greatest reasons why I extend forgiveness to the people around me is because I am honest about how flawed I am.

When I was younger, I would battle with the idea that I do so many things wrong. I always had a reason or logical explanation as to why I made a mistake or let someone down. I would never admit that I had messed up or did something wrong. For example:

“if the person driving in front of me would go faster, I wouldn’t be late”

“if you would just mature, I would be able to be honest with you”

If you make a mistake, no matter what the explanation is that follows, you must ask for forgiveness. The word of God is says to ask for forgiveness every day.

We serve a God who wants us to come to Him with our troubles and our problem so that He can exchange our issues with His provision and grace.

If we do not learn how to acknowledge our wrong doings, then we are saying that there is no need for a savior. Everyone makes mistakes, its time we learn to turn those mistakes over to the only one who can fix them. God.

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Forgiveness Friday

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Forgiveness is not saying you accept the person who wronged you. Instead, forgiveness is choosing to accept what happened as it happened rather than what could or should have happened. (psychology.com)

There are things that we can control in life, but a person’s personality is not one of them. If you are on this planet then there has been some instance where you did not get what you deserved, been lied to or worse.

I am here to tell you that holding on to the unforgiveness is punishing you and not the person who wronged you. Its time to understand what has happened and choose to forgive yourself and forgive the one who wronged you.

You are not able to change what has happened, but you can change the burden it carries.

Forgiveness Prayer:

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Heavenly Father, I forgive anyone who has ever wronged me or hurt me
or cursed me or lied to me or prayed witchcraft prayers over me and I
bless them in the Name of Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father I ask You to
forgive me for any unforgiveness, any bitterness, any anger, any strife,
any animosity, and any resentment that I have in my heart toward anyone
at this time, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

Forgiveness Friday

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As we journey into 2019 we must acknowledge the past highs and lows of 2018.

It’s time to say Bon voyage to past mistakes, relationships, and failures. It’s 2019 and the first person we will forgive this year is ourselves! While society tells us to throw away the negative things I say welcome them. Use them as a building block to say either ” I will not do that again” or ” I will not be that again.” Do not leave the unsettled attributes of a past year around for the dog to pick up and bring to you later. Sweep up the smiles, tears, laughs, and pain and put them up appropriately. You deserve to be forgiven, choose today to forgive yourself for last year! SLiM