Forgive It or Forget It

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Forgive as the Lord forgave you

Colossians 3:13 NIV

One of my all-time favorite places on earth would have to be the beach.  To stand on the shoreline and just try to take in the vastness of it is overwhelming.  The same is true of God’s love.  When we go deeper into God’s love we find out that true peace in our lives comes only through forgiveness.

The Lord’s Prayer spells this out for us,

Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Matthew 6:12

There is not one of us out there that doesn’t want God to forgive us.  In fact, when someone else hurts us, human nature tells us to not let go of it.  This is only on the surface, just like the ocean or God’s love.  We must go deeper to discover why forgiveness is necessary…

 

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The Depth of Forgiveness

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One of my all time favorite places on earth would have to be the beach.  I love the look and sound of the waves crashing against the shore.  To stand on the shoreline and just try and take in the vastness of it is overwhelming.  The same is true of God’s love.  We cannot begin to imagine the depths of His love for us.  However, I am certain that given only a short time to live you would be more apt to take the risk and dive in deeper to explore His love.  When we go deeper into God’s love we find out that true peace in our lives comes only through forgiveness.

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What’s Important to You?

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I have an article featured on Encouragement Café today that I would love for you to read and then come back and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Here is just a small sample of the article:

Being a mother to five, ages 5-16, disagreements are common within our home. However, it simply amazes me how my dear sweet children will quickly turn on each other to prove that he/she is right. Whether it is something trivial like the way to play a game or what clothes match to weightier issues like who left the milk out or the color of the sky; there are times they will dig their heels in the ground and not budge. At this point, it shifts from a disagreement to a full-blown argument. Names and unkind words are generally exchanged, which is when I step in to bring resolution to the issue at hand. In my children’s minds at that moment the most important thing is to be right….