When you can truly open your heart to others and see everything from a place of love, life changes. Â Forgiveness can flow. Â Because the actions do not matter. Â The intent is not important. Â What matters is now. Â What matters is your peace. Â If you can truly love someone then you can truly forgive them. Â “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We pray that often but have you stopped to hear those words? To listen to their meaning? Â Are you forgiven and if you are, do you have the capacity to forgive others?
Pastor Hunter once spoke on forgiveness and said it was like your mortgage. Â You “buy” your house but you have to make payments on it because you took a loan out. Â And so it is when you grant someone forgiveness, you have to make payments on it until that debt has been paid otherwise, it will get repossessed. Â If you must return to it (and chances are good that you will), pray on it. Â Pray into it. Â And remember how much lighter your heart is when you are letting go of bitterness, pain and anger. Â Don’t let the enemy condemn you with silence. Speak forth what you have done or what has been done to you and then keep on walking. Â Forgive yourself because that’s one of the hardest things for us to do. Â It is difficult because the enemy wants to keep us in that dark place in order to hold us back from our purpose. Â It’s not a coincidence that it is said that forgiveness is something you do for yourself.
Let’s practice love this weekend. Â Let’s practice being still this weekend. Listening to that which God has placed in our hearts. Â Not the hurt, not the pain, not the anger. Â But the love. Â Speak love this weekend and I guarantee you that come Monday, your life will be changed. Â Because your outlook will be different and your reaction to the trials in your life will never be the same. Â There’s a reason why in the bible, Peter says: Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8).
And you don’t even have to send this to 10 of your closest friends including me for this to come to pass. Simply forgive…