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originally posted by: Missmissie173
Thank you for testifying.
Forgiveness is hard to achieve, especially when you are betrayed by those closest to you - your family.
But to me forgiveness is also one the most important of the Lord's teachings. To carry the hate only hurts you, not the one's that have hurt you.
Good for you for walking the good walk with Jesus.
You made me think of my own path of forgiveness today.
Peace and Blessings.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: ketsuko
The point is more apologizing to the people that we wrong, it doesn't matter if they forgive us, only that we apologize to them, again whenever possible.
Its the amendments step in the twelve step. Takes a lot to go up to someone we wronged and apologize, praying on our knees is easy by comparison.
What does it say, if thine brother have something against thee, first…?
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
This thread is designed to help those understand why we should forgive one another. For those who do not believe in the Christian faith stop here and read no further unless you have come to cherry pick my words and troll throughout this thread and if that is your intention I will not reply to your post. This thread is designed to help those who have sincere problems with not understanding why it is important to learn forgiveness.
I came from an abused family. My grandmother and father were mean alcoholics and my grandparents raised me while my father was in prison so from the age of four to eight I lived with my grandparents. My grandfather was always traveling so my grandmother raised three children. She was the meanest female I have ever met. She would beat me with anything she could get her hands on. One time she ripped my clothes off and the clothes off my baby sister (she was 3 at the time) and threw us naked outside in the snow. Thank God I knew to go to the next door neighbor for help. The beatings I got from my grandmother and father are legendary and it is a miracle I was not left physically disabled. I was left mentally scarred and that I carried with me for a few decades.
Have you forgiven those who have sinned against you?
originally posted by: arpgme
a reply to: DeathSlayer
Matthew 6:14-16. yes we must forgive to be forgiven.
And remember judge not lest ye be judged for what measure you use to judge will be used against you.
Maybe this is why it's usually the most judgmental people who are always scared of hell and tell others about hell so quickly.
Water is The Living Water, it cleans you and makes you born again (living through forgiveness makes you more patient and kind - Love is patient Love is kind).
But The Fire of The Holy Spirit is what moves through you as you do good works.
Fire - love, good works ("fairness/justice")
Air - Change, Movement (the change forgiveness makes to kindness)
Water - forgive ("cleanse")
Earth - the world, the flesh
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
a reply to: Anyafaj
I am sorry to hear that you too had a terrible childhood and a terrible marriage. Thank you for your testimony.
I can see you have had a hard life, don't let these terrible times control your way of thinking or feeling towards anyone.
Pray daily and ask God to protect you and your children from harm and he will. At nights before going to bed pray that you and your children don't have nightmares or any spiritual attacks while sleeping and ask to be refreshed through sleep and he will give this to you.
I will pray for you my sister,
Prayer and studying God's word will keep your faith strong.
God bless you and your children.