Forgiveness

Forgiveness works like prayer, the more we do it, the easier it becomes. It’s another part in the renewing of our mind process. šŸ˜

Forgiveness brings freedom as we release it to God. It keeps us from the “coulda, woulda and shoulda” replays. šŸ˜° Even with the gifts and talents God gave us, we still can’t un ring that bell! šŸ˜Ø

Things and stuff (ours and others) will always bring challenges. Folks will speak and do unkind things to us, Matthews 5:43-44, tells us, 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

We give God glory each and every time we pray, show love and kindness to those around us.

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The more our spiritual fruit grows–love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control); forgiveness becomes a choice.

Until we can forgive regularly, the “coulda, woulda and shoulda” will replay and keep us stuck, while choking our spiritual fruit. Have faith and meditate on the scriptures below to renew our mind:

John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Romans 8:28-And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.

God bless and have a great weekend! Meet you back here, by faith, on Tuesday! šŸ˜€

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Glory to God! A heartfelt thank you and God bless to Ajaytao2010 for nominating the “Speak To The Lies To Renew Our Minds” post for the Special Bouquet of Awards – 3 Nominations. I am humbled and honored by your nomination because I am so new to blogging that I have no reference to draw from šŸ˜œ.

Ajay’s blog is awesome! He posts some of the most beautiful photos and quotes! šŸ˜€.

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Ajay, back on 28 April 2013, I was struggling with something and the first post I read that day was yours. I can remember that day fondly because that was the day God used your post to dry my tears and move me forward! As I read your words that day, my spirit was quicken and I thanked God for showing me in a mighty way that He will always love me!! My eyes have tears of joy as I write this post because this is a testimony to everybody of how God can speak to us through others that only we would know it was Him! šŸ˜œ Glory to God!!!!

Thanks again Ajay, you have a special place in my heart x 2 šŸ˜œ

Again, God bless you Ajay!

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