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I have so many topics on my mind and I am finding it hard to choose which one to go with each month. I had another one in mind but then we had a great message at church this last Sunday that really struck a chord with me and how important FORGIVENESS is in our lives and especially to our Christian walk.

There are plenty of scriptures on FORGIVENESS and the overall necessity of it in our lives.

Matthew 5:22-24 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

The Matthew 5:22-24 scripture really lets us know what will happen to us if we are angry with a brother and talks about reconciliation being the first thing to do.

It is really hard to say that we are sorry to someone else especially if we aren’t in the wrong.

My husband is absolutely awesome at this and I have witnessed first hand his desire to straighten things out and even apologising when he was right with what he did.

Matthew 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
There is also no limit on how much we should forgive as well.  Jesus says to forgive until 70 x 7 which basically means to me always forgive.
Now why should we forgive, we forgive because as Christians we are told to and because it should be our hearts desire to do so when we love the Lord.
Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
So many people hold onto bitterness and anger at situations that happened years ago, at parents who didn’t do the right thing or people who offended them.
It is so easy to fall into this trap and that is what satan wants us to do, he wants us to hang onto our rights and our desires to not forgive. He whispers to us that we were wronged, his desire is to create enmity between us, in our relationships in our home and in our church and community.

Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Jesus set it out for us in what we call the Lords Prayer. Forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors, so we should seek our own forgiveness and forgive others the way we know that God forgives us, it isn’t any plainer than that.

Matthew 6:9-13 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

I feel it is so important to our health to forgive.  I have watched people’s health decline and I feel it is in direct relation to their unforgiveness. We can often become bitter and twisted and sick inside if we allow this unforgiveness to fester and take root, it is like a poison.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic and please any posts that you have can be linked up below.

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by last month and linked up, I also apologise for being a week late with this one.

Have a great month and I look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings to you all xxxxx

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