Saturday, November 7, 2009

God Wants Us To Forgive

Matthew 6:14
“Yes if you forgive others for the things they do wrong, then your Father in heaven will also forgive you for the things you do wrong”

14-15"In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part. (The Message)

The Bible tells us this: When other people do things that are wrong, we should forgive them. God’s word also tells us that when we’re willing to forgive others, God is quick to forgive us for the mistakes that we make.

Have you ever made a mistake?

Has somebody done something that makes you angry or hurt your feelings? What was it and have you forgiven them?

Harboring unforgiveness can hold us back from receiving communication and blessings from God. God has a purpose for us He has a hope and a future and wants to make sure we are operating out of love.

Some things you can do, is ask God in prayer if there is anyone you have not forgiven and ask Him to reveal it to you. Then it says in Psalm 51:10 says, to “create in me a pure heart, and renew a right spirit within you.” You want to have a clean heart when you come before him. Don’t allow anything to keep you from fulfilling your ultimate purpose in your life.

“Learning how to forgive and forget is one of the secrets of a happy Christian life.” Warren Wiersbe

Let’s pray this prayer together:

“Dear Lord, you have forgiven me. Now, it’s my turn to forgive others. Help me fill my heart with kind thoughts, and help me fill each day with good deeds. Thank you, Lord for Your love, and Your forgiveness, and Your Son Jesus.”

1 comment:

Vince Farrell said...

I don't think we can ever be reminded enough of this, Brad. Great post.