Forgiveness Thursday – Count Your Blessings

Set your mind on things above.  Colossians 3:2

Happy Thursday.  This morning I’m resting in bed a little under the weather.  It’s nothing serious.  I’m having a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare probably from overdoing, and I need to rest.  I’ll be kicking high tomorrow,  but today I’ll count my blessings from my home.

Have you ever really thought about what it means to be forgiven?  Have you thought of what it would mean if you were not forgiven?  Take a minute and consider everything in your life you have done that was wrong.  I can’t even remember, let alone count, all the things I’ve done.

It is when I actually realized what a blessing it is for my life that Jesus died for my sins, that I understood why I should forgive others.  He took on all the sins of the past, then present, and the future.  I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wrap my mind around it.  It is for this reason that I forgive those who have wronged me.  Then, add in the fact that we are all God’s children.  He loves all of us and he knows all about us.  That means he understands the reasoning, you may not know, behind the actions of others, and others may not know about your actions.  For example, someone who abuses others, probably learned from experience, and might be having a difficult time breaking the cycle . . . And/Or they might have a physical or psychological disorder.  That doesn’t mean you should stay in an abusive relationship.  It simply means that we may not understand others, because we haven’t walked in their shoes.  As Laura Story says “what if the trials of this life, are your mercies in disguise?”

Today, I encourage you to forgive others as you are forgiven.  God bless you.

 

 

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