Forgiveness is a key to freedom. We can become free of bitterness and resentment. I have heard it said many times before that not forgiving someone is basically like
" Taking poison hoping that someone else will get sick from it "
You can spiritually poison your own heart and spiritual walk by not forgiving others. Just to put it in balance because I know some of you will have had some very hurtful situations, just because you forgive someone does not mean you need to keep them in your life.
God wants us to learn to forgive and to forgive quickly it helps us and the other person. Sometimes we even need to focus on forgiving ourselves as well.
I encourage you to read through this page with an open heart and mind especially if forgiveness is new to you or you are not feeling ready to forgive let God guide you and work with you today on the area of forgiveness.
What would happen if a past mistake was completely covered up and buried in forgiveness?
When someone hurts us it can be hard for us to forgive them, but even when we do sometimes we still end up talking about it or telling everyone. Well this person did this and I forgave them ...etc
Especially when it is someone close to us, we are guided to cover peoples mistakes spiritually. But there is a blessing to that person when we can forgive them and bury it.
When two people argue and fall out of friendship... when they forgive and come back together in friendship it is know as " Burying the hatchet ".
Spiritually once we seek or do forgive someone then we should seek to bury and cover their mistake or wrong doing. We reap what we sow. So when they are blessed because of our actions, we are also reaping a blessing towards ourselves.
Wouldn't you feel unhappy if someone says they had forgiven you but then years later decided to bring up something you did wrong. Or perhaps even decided to tell everyone you knew about it?
" Blessed and happy and to be envied are those whose iniquities are forgiven and whose wrong doings are covered up and completely buried "
PRAY TODAY God please help me in my forgiveness towards others to ensure that I keep the wrongdoing covered up and buried, let my forgiveness bring them a blessing, and please also help others to forgive me in the same intention.
We are forgiven through our forgiveness...
Did you know that God forgives us through our forgiveness of others?
Of course God is always listening to our prayers and hearing our thoughts to God. But you did you know we are asked to let go of anything that we hold against anyone to receive forgiveness from God.
When we come in prayer to God we should try to do it with nothing against anyone. God knows that is not always the case, when we are upset or frustrated or feel we have been wronged of we go to God and ask for help and what to do. But in forgiving others God is more able to forgive us when we have done something wrong.
" And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone forgive him and let it drop, ( leave it, let it go), in order that your Father in Heaven may also forgive your own failings and shortcomings and let them drop "
I believe if we are to ask of forgiveness which sometimes we need many times a day, we must also at least acknowledge where we can and need to forgive others.
PRAY TODAY " Ask God if there is anyone that God feels you need to forgive, and if you feel you are not ready ask God to help you be ready to forgive and also if you have never done before, ask God to forgive you today for any shortcomings you may have done. It could also open the door for someone to come forward and forgive you."