Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
There it is. Forgive.
What would happen if you suddenly decided to forgive everyone who has offended you? Freedom, that’s what. My friend, if you are holding a grudge toward someone, they are in control of your every move. Forgiveness is the only thing that will set you free.
Today, right now, ask God to give you the grace to forgive. He gave Jesus to forgive your sin and you and I fall short of what He requires, yet, He forgives. Even on the cross Jesus said, Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing. Stephen, when they were stoning him to death, said, Father, lay not this sin to their charge. Stephen entered into heaven with forgiveness as his lifestyle.
How about you? If you stood before Jesus today, would you enter into His presence with a heart of total forgiveness, or would you enter in with a bitter resentful heart?
You decide. Your choice.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all believers just lived a life of forgiveness. Then, just maybe, the world would be drawn to what we have. Remember, God loves you and so do I.