Thursday, August 31, 2017

Community News 8/31/17


Colossians 3:13 / 1 Peter 2:24 / Ephesians 4:32 / Hebrews 12:15

HABIT 4: Your Gift of Forgiveness

From your "sit place with God," embracing His presence in truth and grace, may you welcome the freedom of forgiveness in your life and in your relationships. Forgiveness is for you, in order to overflow in influence to others, and to free you to live to the fullness in your whole being and fulfill your destiny. Living forgiven is freedom! You can only be forgiven by the blood of Jesus. Nothing else. Jesus bore your sins on the cross so that you might be forgiven. Receive and believe that you are forgiven by the blood of Jesus.

Forgiving yourself, others, and sometimes even God is essential as you journey through life. There is no way that as you passage through life that you will not be wounded and disappointed. Forgiveness is required to do life well in every relationship. Forgive as God has forgiven you. Remember, trust and forgiveness are very separate issues. Whether the person is trustworthy or not, you can forgive. Trust God to avenge those that have hurt you. Forgiveness is necessary for your well-being. Live forgiven! Forgive freely!


First, write down in your journal whom do I need to forgive? Second, write down what do I need to forgive them for? Third, meet Jesus at the cross, and visualize the person at the cross. With God's grace, offer forgiveness to that person. You might say, "I forgive you, ________" (filling in the blank), until all has been offered in forgiveness and you hear the words of God to you: You are forgiven!

Adapted From:  10 Habits Of Intimacy With God - You Version