Warmest Welcome To You Friend!
It is another WONDERFUL day the Lord has given us
and no matter what is in store for us today –
let us be encouraged by our FAITH in JESUS
know in our hearts that “all is well”.
Our scripture focus for today begins in the book of Psalm 32:1—
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
Friend, have you ever struggled with the need to forgive someone or ask forgiveness from someone?
It can be a very difficult place to be.
I’m led to share with you how the Lord has guided my steps when faced with this dilemma.
First, I get on my knees and PRAY.
I lift up everyone involved to the Lord – asking Him to please touch our hearts and minds to be obedient and do His will (FORGIVE) quickly!
Next, I read Psalm 46:10—
“Be still and know that I am God.”
These particular words give me great PEACE and JOY in any “storm” and/or when my heart is heavily burdened.
Then, knowing the Lord hears my prayer – I still myself and wait on His response/direction on the matter.
At this point – I often tend to visualize a possible outcome.
I image the telephone rings, breaking the stillness/silence and bringing with it a blessing: the forgiveness of a friend or family member. Our relationship is restored! Within seconds, joy replaces the heavy burden in my heart and I thank the Lord!
Nothing breathes new life into our souls like forgiveness, whether we receive it or give it to another. Amazingly, three small words take on a transforming power the moment they are uttered:
I forgive you.
How blessed we are when we hear these words! Forgiveness wraps us in a contentment that reaches deep into our heart. The most surprising gift of forgiveness is that is triggers a reciprocal response.
In the moment we receive forgiveness, we are stirred to “do unto others” the very same thing.
Consider this thought my friend —
If the gift/blessing of another’s forgiveness can change us, imagine what God’s forgiveness can do. PRAISE GOD!
Let us bow our heads and pray “Lord, thank you that we are yours – we love you and need you now and forevermore.”