Posts Tagged ‘forgive’

Have you ever considered the cross as something powerful?

The cross is powerful because of what it represents – the sins of the world; forgiveness of all our sins.

What greater power can the cross ever represent other than forgiveness for our sins.

Have you accepted that power into your life?

The Power of the Cross

Oh, to see the dawn
Of the darkest day,
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
Torn and beaten, then
Nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the power of the cross,
Christ became sin for us
Took the blame, bore the wrath
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
Written on Your face,
Bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Every bitter thought,
Every evil deed
Crowning Your bloodstained brow.

Now the daylight flees
Now the ground beneath
Quakes as its Maker bows His head.
Curtain torn in two,
Dead are raised to life,
“Finished!” the victory cry.

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

 

  1. What’s your biggest regret?
  2. What do you want to change about you?
  3. Have you forgiven those who have hurt you in the past?
  4. Do you pray daily?
  5. Where is your sanctuary?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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I recently came across the following and it really struck a chord with me, so had to share it with you…

The Train

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum. Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don’t realize they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you all a joyful journey.

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Inspiration and direction are things I need every day, but sometimes I just don’t seem to be able to find any inspiration, so what then?

We can find inspiration in anything – something someone says to you or does for you, something you see in the world around you…

There is however one person in whom who should always be able to find inspiration, God!

Is it not inspiring that God sacrificed his only son, Jesus, just so we could live?

Is it not inspiring that no matter what we’ve done or what we done, we can find forgiveness in Him?

Is it not inspiring that if we give our all to God, He promises us eternal life?

Yes, God inspires me, does He inspire you?

 

Today’s blog post really follows up on a couple of days ago when in Approval I spoke about how we need to accept ourselves, faults, failures and flaws and all.

While some of us may be perfectionists, we all need to remind ourselves that perfection simply is unachievable. We must therefore do exactly what the following suggests…

move on

In summary, accept yourself for who you are, faults and all!

 

We’re taught from a very early age to say sorry when we say or do things which we shouldn’t. When we say sorry as a child, do you think we truly understand what saying sorry means and how we should feel when we say sorry?

How about now? As an adult do you say sorry to others out of habit or simply because you think it’s the right thing to say, or because it’s what the other person wants to hear, or is it because you really feel remorseful and sorry for your words or actions?

It’s the same when we ask God for forgiveness, there’s no point just going through the motions of asking for forgiveness, we must be prepared to accept God’s forgiveness. Are you ready?

Before you talk: LISTEN
Before you react: THINK
Before you criticise: PAUSE
Before you forget: FORGIVE
Before you give up: TRY AGAIN

Great advice from Nicky Gumbel – If only we all remembered to take this advice before we jump straight into situations!

 

When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.~ Steve Maraboli

Does holding a grudge against someone actually achieve anything other than continuing the hurt you feel as you constantly remind yourself of what the person said or did to hurt you. Therefore put your grudges aside, forgive and move on, as life is too short to hold grudges.

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He has come!

Posted: December 27, 2015 in Christmas, life, music, religion
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Hallelujah! Jesus, the light of the world has come!

Jesus came to the world.

He lived as one of us.

He died so that we could be forgiven.

Jesus HAS come, and he is the light of the world!

As I said in yesterday’s blog post Consuming, it can be difficult to forgive others when they hurt us or treat us badly. So that’s why today it’s time to remind of this:

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you ~ C.S. Lewis