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GOD AT WORK

Monday, August 27, 2012

AN EYE FOR AN EYE" OUR THINKING GOES. A PERSON HAS PROVOKED US BY SPEAKING OUT OF TURN, AND WE RESPOND IN KIND. BUT WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF WE RESPONDED NOT WITH WORKS, BUT SIMPLY BY WALKING AWAY?

A HEART OF FORGIVENESS TAKES NO OFFENSE AT THE PETTY PROVOCATIONS OF OTHERS, NOR DOES IT SEE FIT TO RETALIATE IN KIND. A HEART OF FORGIVENESS NEVER FOLLOWS WHERE GOD'S SPIRIT WOULD AND NOT TAKE IT, BUT LEADS BY LOVING EXAMPLE.

OUR REFUSAL TO TAKE PERSONAL OFFENSE AND OUR WILLINGNESS TO FORGIVE OTHERS REVEALS GOD AT WORK IN OUR LIVES.

MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY BACK WRONG FOR WRONG, BUT ALWAYS TRY TO BE KIND TO EACH OTHER AND TO EVERYONE ELSE. 1 THESALONIANS 5:15

Father God, thank you for teaching us to forgive those who offend us and speak ill of us. We must keep our hearts clean, pure and forgiving as you have taught us.
I pray in your Holy Name. Amen.
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  • JUDITH316
    emoticon blog on Forgiveness. emoticon for sharing...
    2656 days ago
  • TATTER3
    Hard! Keep Sparkin'!!
    2657 days ago
  • FISHINGLADY66
    Great lesson and emoticon blog. I'm listening. Thanks
    God Bless
    2657 days ago
  • READE2MOVE2012
    Forgiveness is a gift of love that we give to ourselves. Unforgiveness has been known to grow into a deep seated hatred that overflows into other aspects of our lives. we can become bitter and unable to love much less be lovable. We never forget and like a cancer it begins to permeate an equivalent to an oder of rotting flesh.

    The Lord that once lived within you can no longer shine that others will know that he once lived within you. I am a living testimony that to forgive is to love. We cannot love others if at first we cannot love ourselves.
    2657 days ago
  • AVANELL
    I heard a saying one time that holding a grudge is like letting someone live rent free in your head. But it is much worse than that, it is opening the door to let all kinds of evil into your life. It is cultivating the soil of cancer and other illnesses and it is building a wall around yourselves so that no one can get in, not even the Lord. Holding onto unforgiveness reaps a costly harvest!
    2658 days ago
  • PRINMAOTONYANE
    It seems it is really my week to learn about forgiveness. Thank you so much. emoticon
    2658 days ago
  • RSSSLHB
    emoticon blog emoticon for posting God bless emoticon
    2658 days ago
  • EDITOR
    We choose, God blesses. Thank you for giving us cause to reflect on how He has forgiven us and so must we do also.
    2658 days ago
  • KSCRAP363
    God is working through you...I was just thinking last night that I need to work at forgiving some people! Reading this is just reinforcing those thoughts. THANKS!
    2658 days ago
  • SANDRALEET
    What others do is between God and them. There problem not ours Forgive and move on.
    2658 days ago
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