March 26, 2010

Today's Quick Thought! Forgiveness Anyone?



"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven"......Thomas Fuller, author

Therefore, as God's chosen people,
holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,
gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and
 FORGIVE WHATEVER GRIEVANCES
YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER.
FORGIVE as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love.....
Colossians 3:12-14 8 (emphasis added)

Choosing to forgive the one who hurt you is a choice to release your heart unto freedom.  We don't forgive based upon our feelings......We forgive based upon our faith in Him and His faithfulness to heal our broken heart and emotions as we are obedient to forgive.

May our life's journey be traveled upon unbroken bridges of forgiveness and love through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Love and Sweet Blessings!

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13 comments:

Angela said...

clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,
gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and
FORGIVE WHATEVER GRIEVANCES
YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER.
FORGIVE as the Lord forgave you.


amen amen amen..I keep reminding myself when I am wanting to hold a grudge..'forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us'...

NanaNor's said...

Hi Jackie, I love this post-so timely as I just found myself needing to fogive someone I love yesterday....thank you so much for sharing His truth with us.
Hugs, Noreen

Sharon Brumfield said...

First, thanks for stopping by...I always love meeting sisters that share the same Father. :)
I love the quote that you started your post with...haven't heard that one before...but it is so true.
Have a blessed weekend.

living from glory to glory said...

Jackie, It is amazing on how often we must purpose in our hearts to forgive even the little offense's.
You are such a funny gal and I really look forward to your post.
hace a blessed week-end.
In Christ Roxy

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Jackie,
We know in this world there are those who are unkind, not gentle and those who lack compassion. I have trouble comprehending all of this. What I do know, as you my friend also know, is that WE can forgive others as Christ forgives us.
Thank you my friend for sharing this powerful post. Thank you for posting what is true and what not only non-believers need, but also what many believers need too. Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!
Your sister in Christ,
Bren

Denise said...

I learned Forgiveness the HARD way.. but it is something I have never forgotten.... Forgiving them, gave me my life back........ Just like the Father God to ask us to do something so hard but then turns that into incredible blessings for us...... HE is so God.....

They call me "Deb" said...

Beautiful!
I LOVE forgiveness (as strange as it sounds). Forgiveness sets us free and releases us into God's full healing. Without it, bitter seeds sprout and grow and spread.
Great post Jackie!!

Saleslady371 said...

I love the thought of God's forgiveness as a gift that He gave us first and we give to others.

Hope all is well by you. Have a great weekend,
Always praying,
Mary

Rose said...

Jackie, thanks for sharing that great quote and the reminder in order to be forgiven we must first forgive. Have a blessed day!

GrammyGoo said...

I much needed reminder to me today. I love when the Holy Spirit does that ! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Ella

Lora said...

What a beautiful word picture Thomas Fuller paints with the bridge. How true that we all need forgiveness!

Blessings to you Jackie!

He is risen!

Karen said...

Amen..."We don't forgive based upon our feelings......We forgive based upon our faith in Him and His faithfulness to heal our broken heart and emotions as we are obedient to forgive."...such an important truth to remember...

Faith Imagined said...

Awesome post and so true! I love this line, "We don't forgive based upon our feelings......We forgive based upon our faith in Him and His faithfulness to heal our broken heart and emotions as we are obedient to forgive."

Beautiful written!

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