I feel like I'm singing the award winning song from the movie, Frozen. Let it go, Let it go... (Sorry, if you don't have kids and don't know what I'm talking about). Actually the let it go I'm referring to is much bigger and more costly than a catchy song from an animated movie. Everyone has been hurt, offended, betrayed and mistreated at some point. Sometimes those wounds are small and easy to move past, but other times, they are deep and take time to heal.
The important thing is that we choose to forgive so that we can open the door to God's forgiveness and healing in our own lives. Mark 11:25 (the Message) says, "And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it's not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive - only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins."
Forgiveness is such a powerful tool. Forgiveness sets us free and draws us closer to our heavenly Father. Whenever we pray, remember to invite the Lord to search your heart. Choose to forgive anyone that has hurt you. As you walk in forgiveness, you'll experience His hand of blessing in ways you never thought possible, and you will move forward in the abundant life He has in store for you. That's Good News!
Here is another sample of our current Wednesday night series called:
"PEOPLE GOD LIKES TO BLESS"
Matthew 5:6 (NIV)- "God blesses those who hunger and thirst (CRAVE OR DESIRE) for righteousness, for they will be filled."
JOB 1- HIS LOSS
JOB 2:11-12:25 - HIS FRIENDS TRY TO CONVINCE HIM HE'S OK BUT JOB KNOWS HE HAS NO PERSONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS
JOB 13:3- HIS DESIRE (HUNGAR/THIRST) TO SPEAK TO GOD
JOB 42- JOB'S RESTORATION
RIGHTEOUSNESS IS . . .
* A Relationship: BEING RIGHT WITH GOD- Romans 1:17 (NCV)
THE FACTS OF GOD'S PLAN TO MAKE ME RIGHT WITH HIMSELF
WE CANT MAKE OURSELVES RIGHTEOUS- Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NIV); Romans 3:20 (NLT)
GOD SENT JESUS TO PAY FOR OUR SINS-Romans 3:23-25 (NLT); 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT); TITUS 3:5-
ACCEPT BY FAITH WHAT GOD DID FOR ME; Romans 3:22 (NLT); Romans 10:9-10
* A Lifestyle: LIVING IN FAITH AS GOD INTENDED- 1 John 2:29 (Message); Proverbs 12:28
HOW DO I STAY SPIRITUALLY HUNGRY?
1. ASK TO HOLY SPIRIT TO REMIND YOU DAILY OF GOD'S GREAT LOVE- Ephesians 3:18-19 (NLT)
2. DON'T FILL YOUR LIFE WITH JUNK FOOD- Isaiah 55:1-2
3. MAKE INTIMACY WITH GOD THE NUMBER 1 PRIORITY- Matthew 6:33 (NCV)
4. FILL YOUR LIFE WITH GOD'S WORD DAILY- 1 Peter 2:2 (NLT)
5. ASSOCIATE WITH OTHER HUNGRY PEOPLE- Proverbs 2:20 (Mes/NLT)