May 4 – It’s LIke Poison
Pastor Royal Farris Life Connection Church
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Is your past holding you back? Yesterday I talked about getting a fresh start from the bad things in your past that are holding you back. We are also held back when we don’t forgive those who have hurt us.
Don’t be a victim of the pain caused by others.
The pain caused by others.
Jesus told a parable about forgiveness… The master forgave his servant of a debt he could not pay.
Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.
35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” Matt 18:32-35
You have to forgive people right away for the real offenses…. And surely for the imaginary ones
Royal .. What do you mean imaginary?
Unforgiveness compounds the pain of all offenses and creates imaginary offenses.
The more unforgiveness you hold in your heart the more you will see things you label as an offense.
There are so many people out there who have hurt someone and have no clue …
Forgive immediately the big and small and have peace.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your forgiving love. May I always forgive those who hurt me. May I be quick to forgive the small things and the big things. If there are people in my life or have been in my life, I need to forgive please bring them to mind. I will let go of the burden of being angry and holding a grudge.
Thank you for giving me the faith to do so by relying on your love, grace, and mercy.
In Jesus Name Amen and Amen