“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Mark 11: 25 – 26
Forgiveness!! Such a little word for such a giant act.
I thought a great way to start the new year would be by forgiving any and all aughts that I have toward others and seek forgiveness for myself. I find that the first act is much easier than the second.
Let’s see…I’ve made promises to myself that I did not keep. I’ve lied to myself so that I would not have to face the truth. I’ve not trusted my ability to make good decisions. In fact, I’ve doubted every ability that I have. When I think about it, I guess there are a few things that need forgiven.
God created us perfectly. He has given each of us a measure of talent and understanding. I try to use mine every day. So, in doubting myself am I doubting His ability? I know that the flesh fails. I know that I am weak. I am dust. But He is the great I AM. By His design all things work for good.
All that being said, I pray that this year you will see less of me and more of Jesus throughout my character. I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill me with inspiration and words to pass on to all those who stop in to visit this site. I pray that I die every day in the flesh so that the spirit can live abundantly. Will you pray for me as well?
May 2013 be a year of joy, forgiveness, worship and praise.
- Thankful Heart: Day 20 – Forgiveness (ourcrowdedheart.wordpress.com)
- A Prayer and Declaration of Forgiveness As the Year Ends (scripturefoodforthought.wordpress.com)