Let the words of Christ, in all their riches, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use His words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hyms and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus…
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoing each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically. Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful. When God’s children are in need, be the one to help them out. And get in the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging, for the night. -Romans 12:9-13
From the Dictionary…The act of forgiving. (Forgive: to cease to feel resentment against an offender.)
How We Can Live It…Remember that God allows benefit in your life through the pain others cause you.
How Jesus Christ Lived a Life of Forgiveness…”Finally, they came to a place called The Skull. All three were crucified there– Jesus on the center cross, and the two criminals on either side. Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive these people, because they don’t know what they are doing…'”-Luke 23:33-34
Ps 103:12 says that God removes sins we confess to Him as far as the east is from the west! He is faithful to forgive us, no matter how many times we fail Him. (1 John 1:9) Jesus was the perfect example of forgiveness as He hung on the cross in agony, interceding for His offenders to the very end.
It’s 11:00pm and we’re in a hospital waiting room. My husband’s Granny was admitted this evening with health complications. I’m reminded of God’s awesome faithfulness. The way this day has played out was so unexpected. Earlier today I felt lead to be in worship, prayer and devotion. Then I didn’t know what would come out of it, but I’m thankful now that I heeded to His drawing.
Prayer does move mountains, brings release, puts you in the place to experience Him fully. I am just so thankful to God for His loving kindness.