Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Thank you, Father, for forgiving our sins. May the love of who you are resignate in our hearts. Because of your love the peace reigns within. Joy is restored. FFrom us, may your compassion be extended one towards another. In Jesus name. Amen.
What a huge charge, forgive one another. So difficult when aught is thrown at us from so many directions. Work, children, family, all the communities we dwell have an opportunity participate in an unforgiven heart or situation. Yet, our Lord and Savior forgave us and continues to do so daily. We sadden Him with our response to each other. We sadden Him with our lack of trust of His ability to provide. We sadden Him with our unwilling spirit. We sadden Him with the various sins we commit. Yet, He continues to forgive us over again. Are we not grateful for His forgiveness? Are we not thankful for another opportunity to please Him? I think of a child. Their hearts full of love. Looking to please their parent. No child is pleased with the displeasure or inability to shine brightly in the eyes of a parent. Are we not these same children and God our parent? Are we not, in our hearts, bursting and coming forth constantly looking for a way to please the Father. It is worthy work to not let the aught penetrate the heart. It is arduous to stay in the present. However, the present is where we must reside. It is only being present to our present that we can protect the heart.
Father, we thank you for being able to protect our heart. We thank you for our heart. That you saw fit to design us with a muscle that can be strengthened to forgive repeatedly. Help us to use it wisely. Help us to recognize the need to forgive. Help us see you in the middle of trouble. Help us know your voice in our head and not let the enemy rule our forgiveness stride. In Jesus name. Amen.