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25 Days of Power- Day 4 The Power of Forgiveness”

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25 Days of Power – Day 4 “Use The Power of Forgiveness” (Part 1)

The biblical principles that God tells us to abide by in the Bible are all there for our own good. They are there to protect us physically, mentally and spiritually. In the Lord’s Prayer it says, “Forgive us our trespassers as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Why is forgiveness so important? Why is it essential to our own well-being and our spiritual walk?

There are two reasons. First, unforgiveness hinders our relationship with God. We are disobeying him if we don’t forgive others, which impede our relationship with him. It also leads to harbored resentment toward the person who has sinned against us. We cannot love God and hate our fellow man, as written (Mat 22:39) “….Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”.  Harboring unforgiveness  will keep us in a state of mind that will dull our spiritual walk.

Second, unforgiveness can lead to internal emotional turmoil. It means that we are permanently tied to the act of sin against us. We cannot get over it or get release from it, and move on with our lives until we forgive the person and put the consequences of their actions into God’s hands to deal with. Bad things that have been done to us in the past cannot be changed. Holding  grudges does not help us and does not hurt the persons who we hold the grudge against. They have sinned against us and moved on with their lives, but we cannot detach ourselves and move on until we give it over to God and forgive them.

Forgiveness releases us from the bondage of resentment and bitterness and gives us freedom and peace.

Today’s Power Challenge:

Use the power of your faith to forgive those who have wronged you in the past and commit to move forward in your life by the leading of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

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