We live in a busy and hectic society and there are times when things just get in the way. It doesn’t matter what it is it’s the fact that it is that takes the day away. If not careful; unforgiveness will be one such thing that takes the day away and if not unforgiveness then bitterness, resentment or any other joy killer. This is why in the big scheme of things forgiveness is one day at a time. It is no different than walking with the Lord; you can only do it one day at a time.
When it comes to forgiving it’s not easy; and it’s not a one time item to cross off the list forever although it would be nice. It would be nice to never have to experience life in a way that would bring a reason to need to forgive; but yet that doesn’t exist and one wouldn’t be living if this were the case. And in reality if it were that easy what really would we need Jesus for? It is Jesus that came to set us free, to deliver and to love us right where we are. If not for Him on that cross there would be no forgiveness.
And so as forgiveness goes one day at a time be encouraged that it’s something you can do and something you can do today. Be encouraged that you too can make the choice to forgive just as Jesus did. Even unto His death He asked the Father to ‘forgive them for they know not what they do’ and it’s so true with any of us today. How often do we truly know what we are doing?
As you go about your day schedule time to forgive. Schedule that alone time with the Lord with no distractions, diversions or disruptions. Go to your quiet place with Him and ask Him to reveal any internal heart clutter that needs to be removed. Ask Him to heal you of any pain from others or even yourself. Ask Him to bring you to a new place in Him. Go to Him and ask. You have everything to gain simply by going to Him. Don’t wait until Sunday as all the other 6 days in between the enemy will be hard at work. So run; don’t delay. Do it now and do it one day at a time. And then do it daily; make forgiveness your lifestyle one day at a time.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Forgiveness Tip #11
Forgiveness brings to light the still voice of the Lord.
Julie Blair is President of Julie Blair Ministries and host of ‘Living in Forgiveness’ television and radio programs that airs daily to over 3 Billion people on 5 continents. To learn more about forgiveness and the love of Christ or to speak to your church or business visit www.julieblair.com
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