Saturday, January 29, 2011

Forgiveness

I have been thinking about how easy it is to forgive our children for the mistakes that they make.
How we can quickly forgive and forget, to then move on with life.
This led me into thinking about God's forgiveness.
How many times have I messed up and knew that I was instantly forgiven.
Not only that but I was forgiven BEFORE I did it!

The times that I spoke out of anger/hurt/resentment/(add any negative emotion).
The times that I responded in a less than Christ-like response.
The times that I have taken the quicker/easier way out of a situation, rather than doing what I know that God would have me do.

See, the truth of the matter is that I am a broken, fallen individual.
There, I said it.
I mean it, too.

I am also a loved person.
A person of value and worth.
Not because of ANYTHING that I have done, rather by the One who sacrificed.

It is in knowing my forgiveness that I am able to move through the day.
Secure in the knowledge that no matter how far I fall or how badly I bungle things, that Jesus is always there to pick me up, brush me off and help me along the way.
I think this means that since we have already been forgiven by the One that we should also be able to forgive ourselves.
To not be so hard on ourselves.
I seem to be way harder on myself than I should be.
Why do I do this when I know that I am forgiven, that I am covered by grace?
Something for me to ponder and act on.

You've gotta love forgiveness.
The freedom and security that it brings.
The peace, the assurance, the beauty.

I hope that everyone is having a blessed day.
I am having a really lazy day hanging out with the fam.

See you tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE this post :) Be BLESSED! <3

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  2. I too am so thankful for His forgiveness!

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  3. I too am so thankful for His forgiveness!

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