Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Forgive................

“What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Mark 11:25





Love is UNCONDITIONAL, forgiveness is CONDITIONAL. Many people today confuse these two truths. Jesus loves everyone, no matter who they are or what they have ever done. For nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ Jesus.



However, forgiveness is another issue entirely. We can be forgiven through repentance for sin and IF we are willing to forgive those who have sinned against us, no matter what the sin may be or include. IF we are not willing to do that with authenticity, then we JEOPARDIZE our own forgiveness with God. Pretty simple, and very serious. Just think of the Lord’s Prayer - “forgive us our trespasses AS WE forgive those who trespass against us…”



Let’s always be willing to come to the prayer closet knowing that we have forgiven all those who have offended us. In so doing, we adequately prepare for true repentance and forgiveness that our own standing with God is based upon.

Yesterday is yesterday.. forgive and deal with today.


hugs...love... & forgiveness
.::Tam::.

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