I think the point here is we are not right with each other, how can we be right with God? Why try to offer God anything when we aren't right with him?
I see how that can be important if we have offended someone. But as I said, at times we didn't do anything wrong, so we are released to go on with God. __________________
Remember the best gift to give is JESUS!
.Ive often believed that it why the church is in the current position of downfall :smiley40: because even the Christians that know they ought to do (dont always do) in both cases whether it be confession repentance or forgiving and reconciling ,they tend to do as the world would not always as the scriptures state :smiley60:
I read through it and realized even when I was a milk fed Christian I was constantly running into people who had forgiveness issues
Yes that is so many of them it seems. Do you know even doctors now confirm that our negative emotions can cause sickness? And certain emotions are connected to certain diseases? One of the biggest one being unforgiveness and bitterness. It releases chemicals in our body that makes it destroy itself. And no matter what doctors try to do to get them well its only trying to treating the symptoms and not getting to the root of the problems, a root of bitterness and unforgivenss.
I'm not saying everyone that is sick its because of that, but medical science has proven it is in many cases
how can a Christian believer undo something they made the mistake of not doing right long ago ? should they ignore it ,or is time irrelevant when it comes to some things ?
Of course we immediately ask God's forgiveness as soon as we realize it, but then if we can make it right with others we should. Yet after many years we ususally have lost touch with them so that is ok since we asked God to forgive us.
The Spirit of the Lord reveals His truths to us and is our helper
Last year was very tough. I lost my grandmother to cancer. She was diagnosed with it for ten months. Her last month was the worst. Anyways, long story short, I was pretty bitter. Towards people at my church mostly. I just didn't feel as if I belonged. So I was rude to people and very mean and bitter. I lost a life-long friend due to this.I wanted to get answers to a question
what would you do if you believed some one harbored
unforgiveness toward you ,and it become important to you
to help the person ? or person(s) ?
It's hard to accept when someone has hard feelings for you. It hurts, but sometimes, you just have to accept it. People aren't always going to like you. And if they do have some bitterness towards you, you can't do much to change that. All you can do is pray that God will change their hearts. Remember, you aren't God. You can't change someone's attitude towards you. Only God can.
:smiley50: OOOH that is SO SO TRUE , I have had to learn by going through some things I just don't understand :smiley70:.God knows our hearts better than we do. We must hand them over to Him, and let Him do His special work in us; even when we don't understand; especially when we don't understand.