Offenses are an invitation to be involved with God, not something to be avoided. I want to show you how I keep a forgiveness journal to mitigate offense?
I realized that I was becoming weighed down with the barrage of offenses. So how do we live in an offensive world, with ready access to many daily offenses?
The greatest potential damage of victims at the Las Vegas massacre isn't done by the bullets that fly through the air but something more sinister.
I want to share a story today of forgiveness and sovereignty. God’s sovereignty and forgiveness are co-joined or it is not truly forgiveness.
God has a purpose in bringing hateful people into our lives and it's not to harbor offenses in hatred and unforgiveness. We are to witness love.
Whichever way you choose, God supports. It's amazing how much the prodigal's father supported his son's choice. He enabled him to go and held back nothing!
If unforgiveness of others keeps me tethered to them, then unforgiveness of myself ensnares just as completely. There must be forgiveness for me, BY me.
The more God shows this debtor of the vast, Everest-like mountain of forgiveness I require, the more joy I have in extending forgiveness to someone else.
We can flinch mentally and emotionally as well as physically, and what the Holy Spirit showed me is that flinching is a hardening of the heart.
When we forgive, our joy comes from the removal of hindrances to fellowship. Forgiven and clean, how could we not experience the joy of the Lord in full!
I am constantly learning something new about forgiveness. It's a much deeper well than I ever suspected, and the joy that follows is greater all the time.
A curse without cause will fly harmlessly over my head…unless I’ve opened a door to the enemy somewhere in my heart. Unfortunately, I had opened the door.