Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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Faith To Understand Different, Forgiveness

Scars remind us of where we’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where we’re going.
~ Sergeant Harrison Scott, Criminal Minds
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Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
~ Matthew 18:21-22 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink) Stuff is my metaphor for scars and yesterday represents the past.

Stuff can be invisible and heard through words spoken. Stuff can be seen through actions.

No one is immune to stuff  life brings.  Stuff gives experience.  Stuff eventually heals yesterday’s wounds.  Stuff becomes a testimony.

Sharing stuff is the most powerful way to help others and so is forgiveness.

Stuff is experiencing and getting victory over yesterday’s unnecessary stress; dysfunctional relationships; toxic circus environments; object of bullies, manipulators and gossipers; identity theft; betrayal; failing health; or _______________(fill in the blank).

Forgiveness liberates today from yesterday’s stuff. Forgiveness stops the replay. Forgiveness shows the presence of the Holy Spirit within. Thank you Lord, for equipping, the ability to forgive as you forgive.

Faith to understand different, forgiveness shows Jesus, as Lord and Saviour, in any situation and glorifies God every time.  

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

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Forgiveness Brings…

Matthew 18:21-22 – Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Hello friends (smile) I’ve been walking through stuff! No worries, all is right in my world because I’m leaning on God and my faith to get me through this season. (smile)

Recently, I mentioned, the beauty of aha moments. (cheesy smile) Forgiveness. Seventy times seven.

The quote below speaks to me. It illustrates free will to choose how I react to walking through things and stuff; trials and tribulations; and my all time favorite, X, Y and Z situations. (wink and a smile) Attitude is key.

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Forgiveness brings freedom to move on by faith that if The Lord says the same, I live to fight another day. Forgiveness brings more spiritual fruit. Forgiveness is about releasing every single thing and every X, Y and Z or fill in the blank _____________ to God by praying the solution by faith. To be honest, I’ve been praying like nobody’s business and the break through is coming, by faith.

Like most things, in life, forgiveness is a choice. I refuse to carry any thing or stuff, X, Y or Z in my head or making my heart heavy. The Word of God is so powerful that our choice to speak it, live it, want it and share it keeps us walking in the spirit and denying our flesh. Glory to God for maturity and spiritual fruit!

It always comes down to choosing a better attitude. I choose forgiveness because it helps with the woulda, coulda, shoulda thoughts. Forgiveness frees me from the replaying it over and over again. Thank you Lord for helping me let it go.

I decided to post my thoughts since it may help someone else walking though something similar. It’s helping me these days and I’m sleeping better! (smile) Praise The Lord.

Be blessed and smile, it helps keep a positive attitude so roll with it! (smile)

As always, your comments are welcome. (smile)

Forgive 70 Times 7

 

We are to forgive 70 times 7.  We must be spirit led, and have the fruit of spirit, to pull off the ability to forgive 70 times 7.  (shock face)

We must be rooted and grounded in love and the Word of God. Forgive anyone 70 times 7, and forgive ourselves 70 times 7.

 

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What are your thoughts?

Forgive, Forgiven and Forgiveness

The ability or choice to forgive, be forgiven and offer forgiveness requires a spiritual connection and grace from God. We can all relate that in life, stuff happens and each of us has a story we could tell.

Forgiveness is for us–let go of (fill in the blank) and let God! Some things we hold onto keeps us from moving forward. Keeps us stuck! Let it go, release it to God by faith and watch what He will do.

When God is taking us through the fiery furnace, molding and shaping to put the fruits of the spirit in us so that we are more like His Son Jesus; let’s just say, He gets His way eventually 🙂 sooner or later we get tired of going around the same mountain.

There are vile and horrible things happening all around us to people who don’t know God or that He loves them. As children of God, we are to show them God–through our life style, speech–the fruits of the spirit and none of this is possible if we can’t forgive.

God takes care of those who mistreat His children.

God is always in charge. He is always the same.

to be continued…..

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Psalms 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalms 86:5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeaters a matter separateth very friends.

Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Luke 17:4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Matthew 18:21-22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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