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Day 185: Love forgives

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What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ.—2 Corinthians 2:10

TODAY’S DARE

Whatever you haven’t forgiven in your mate, forgive it today. Let it go. Just as we ask Jesus to “forgive us our debts” each day, we must ask Him to help us “forgive our debtors” each day as well. Unforgiveness has been keeping you and your spouse in prison too long. Say from your heart, “I choose to forgive.”

 

--I don’t think I will never ever regret forgiving others.  None of us deserve the mercy we get; we all deserve judgment...yet God gives us mercy again and again, so how can we do anything less for others...I choose to forgive!!

I know forgiveness isn’t easy. But, I remember the story about Peter asking Jesus how many times he should forgive someone who has sinned against him. Jesus first replies with what would seem to be a ridiculous number of times – "7 times 70". Then he follows with a parable about forgiveness in Matthew 18:21-35. While 490 times is a lot of forgiving, the point is to never stop forgiving. Jesus makes that point abundantly clear... Forgive seven times seventy, right?!  I will continue choosing to forgive!!

Dear Father God, thank You for loving me and showing me my value. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. Thank You for giving me grace and forgiving my sins. I am humbled by how much You have forgiven me, especially knowing how difficult it is sometimes to forgive my wife, Mary Beth. Yet You do not hold back forgiveness. You love me unconditionally. To be honest I don’t know how You do it. But I desire to have a heart like You Father God. Please change me, Father God. Please help me to continue to love Mary Beth unconditionally and help me to continue to forgive her. I pray that I would not hold on to the pain Mary Beth has caused, I don’t want to withhold grace or forgiveness. Father God, soften my heart and my mind towards Mary Beth in Jesus’ name, I pray Amen!

 

I am thankful to our God for: allowing me to learn more about forgiveness today; giving me a good computer that works well; reminding me this morning in church that God cares more about the person I am becoming, than the things/actions that I am doing to get there. 

 

 

 

  • The prison that unforgiveness keeps you in is terrible. I'm stuck there because I just can't forgive my ex for cheating on and divorcing me. It is destroying me. If you can do it you will be much better off. I realize that my ex made her decisions based on limerence and she is still stuck in that stage but it's still too hard for me to let it go. Look deep inside yourself and look at what God says. It's possible but you have to fully give in to God's will. Certainly His will is not to divorce but understand that your spouse's free will can interfere with that. It's something you have to accept no matter what happens.

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