Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Friday, October 20, 2006

Do you forgive?

"And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32

Have you been deeply hurt?

Most all of us have been hurt at one time or another.

We could safely even say that we have hurt someone.

Forgiveness is a hard thing to do.

The only way to accomplish forgiveness is through Christ.

It is humanly impossible to understand,and fully appreciate all that Jesus went through for us, so that we could experience that forgiveness.

We just have to know it, believe it, and claim it for ourselves.

We have got to come to that point where we forgive people who have hurt us whether or not we feel like it.

Forgiveness is not just a feeling, it is a step that we take.

It is a step that will heal those ugly wounds.

We do not have a choice to forgive or not if we are a true disciple of His.

It is a step that has to be done.

We need to let the past be the past and move on.

When we do not forgive we have a pain in our heart, it can effect our health - our spiritual health.

As we harbour that hurt in our heart, we are separating ourselves from God.

We will not experience that forgiveness He has molded for us with His death for our sins.

So when we deliberately cling to that hurt and pain, refusing to forgive then we are not believing what God did through His Son when He died in our place.

Are you willing to do for others what Jesus has so generously done for you through the cross?

"To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;" II Corinthians 2:10

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