Perhaps, you do, too.
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What did Jesus tell us about forgiveness?
"Then, Peter came to him and asked, 'Sir, how often should I forgive a brother who sins against me? Seven times?
'No!' Jesus replied, 'seventy times seven!'"
Landmines in the Path of the Believer by Charles Stanley
Sometimes, forgiveness doesn't come immediately. I remember one time with a "friend" that took advantage of us in a business venture causing us embarrassment, frustration, and a lot of money. I prayed and prayed for God to heal the pain, but every time I saw the man, anger reared its ugly head again and sent me back to my knees. After two years, I entered a party not expecting him to be there, but he was. I smiled and went into his open arms, all unforgivenss gone, never to return. Praise God.
One extra note: Forgiveness isn't easy and only comes through God.
|Old Faithful in 2013|
Peace, ah, how we long for it in this busy age with the devil free to roam the earth and send forth unrest and turmoil. A lack of peace affects our entire life, but never more than when we're out of the will of God. If we don't submit one area of our lives to Him, the whole person suffers.
God prepared a place in man's heart meant for worship of our Creator. When we fill that hole with anything else, there is bondage, there is captivity, there is NO PEACE.
Over a four year period, God gave me 365 devotions in Divine Dining. I read them daily for my own encouragement and am amazed at His Words that once flew through my fingers on the keyboard. On May 3, I read this devotion.