Nov. 3 & 4, 2018

Our words can bring life or they can bring death. They can bring comfort or they can bring pain. They can lift you up or they can you tear down. But, it’s up to you. It’s your choice. Your voice.

There is so much power in the words: I forgive you.  

Five things forgiveness isn’t: 

  • It isn’t conditional 
  • It doesn’t minimize the seriousness of the offense 
  • It isn’t resuming a relationship without change 
  • It isn’t forgetting what’s happened
  • It doesn’t remove the consequences of their actions  

Four things forgiveness is:  

  • It is remembering how much you’ve been forgiven 
  • It is giving up your right to get even 
  • It is responding by canceling the debt 
  • It is repeating the process as long as necessary  

Three things to do today: 

  • Receive God’s forgiveness 
  • Forgive others 
  • Forgive yourself  
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