Forgiveness is so important to do. If you don’t it will cause you to live in the past and miss out on all the blessings that God has prepared for you. Also, most importantly if you can’t forgive someone who has wronged you, how can God forgive you?
Mark 11:25 ~ And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him~2 Corinthians 2:5-8
We are God’s love letters to the world. “3 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. 3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
We are purposed to spread the “letter from Christ” to those around us. Do we really do that?? Personally, I slack in this area because sometimes I don’t want to stand out from the crowd. Even though I don’t want to, I do any way, and you do too. We are set a part.
1 Peter 2:9~ But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praise of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
So you might as well walk in you purpose. Because when you take care of God’s business, he will most definitely take care of your business.
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? 17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
Stay in God’s peace, not in pieces =)
Saturday Sacrifice: Hannah