....He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake Psalm 23:3
Emilie Barnes says it very clear: For most of us, most of the time, forgiveness is an ongoing process, not a "done deal." Forgiveness is an absolute necessity for healthy living. But it can also be a source of faith, a reminder that we must keep going back to our forgiving Father for this cleansing elixir. We can't manufacture it ourselves; it always come by the grace of God. avid's beautiful song of forgiveness, Psalm 51. David's life was filled with one sin after another- things that were done to him and things that he did to others. But he knew the secret of coming to God for forgiveness. "Create in me a clean heart, O God," he prayed. He asked God not only to forgive, but to "wash me...whiter than snow."
How beautiful our cup can be when we offer it to the Lord-washed and cleaned, white and pure as the fresh-fallen snow, filled to the brim with beautiful, sparkling forgiveness. WOW! HOW REFRESHING!!!!
Things change as we practice the process of forgiveness. Over time hurts lose their power to hurt us. More important, emptying out anger becomes a habit. We become less likely to let hurts fester, and we become more careful of the feelings of others.
Luke 6:37 Forgive, and you will be forgiven.....
First John 1:9 assures us, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." This is so vital to remember in those times when, for one reason or another, the forgiveness doesn't seem to be working.
Forgiveness is not a superglue for broken relationships. It's not an eraser for hurtful remarks or painful memories. And forgiveness doesn't excuse us from having to cope with the consequences of sin in our lives and the lives of others.
Forgiveness works, but it works at the soul level, sometimes deeper than we an see.
Love How she ends: TRUE FORGIVENESS----GIVEN OR RECEIVED -----WORKS BECAUSE IT CHANGES ME..
Did you see that....it changes me/you. Most people like to point fingers or blame others...but deep down GOD is changing me/you... LOVE IT!!!!
THANK YOU LORD! Here is some verses on forgiveness: Matthew 18:23-33; Psalm 51:1-13 (beautiful song)
Well hope you pray that the Lord will touch you where you need to be: God Bless and have a great day.
If anyone interested in getting her book , and I encourage you to, it is so comforting. Title of book is Fill My Cup , Lord with the Peace of Your Presence by Emilie Barnes.
Inside her book says: In the hurry of our lives, we all need times of rest when we an open our hearts and thoughts to God--to pause for a cup of quietness when we're overwhelmed or share a cup of friendship when we have love to give. Filled with hope, these gentle meditations help you draw near to the heart of the Father. In your memonts with Him, you will find new strength and fresh vision to carry you throught the day.