Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Forgiveness

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 4:08 PM
A major part of healing from and dealing with difficult circumstances in life is forgiveness. Sometimes we have to forgive others, sometimes we have to forgive ourselves. We can learn the most about forgiveness by looking to God.

In their book WHEN IT'S HARD TO FORGIVE by Goldie Bristol and Carol McGinnis, we find that "Faith in Christ (is) the foundation for a forgiving lifestyle...Forgiveness was very much a part of Jesus' lifestyle...(His) whole purpose in coming to earth was to die so that our sins could be forgiven. Accepting this great divine forgiveness enables us to forgive others."

When we recognize that God forgives us everything when we ask, and all that he has forgiven us for, it becomes easier to forgive others. It is still not easy, however. We often don't feel like forgiving others and sometimes just don't know how to forgive. We have to purposefully and intentionally choose to forgive. To do this we need to have an understanding of exactly what forgiving is and what it isn't.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Forgiveness

A major part of healing from and dealing with difficult circumstances in life is forgiveness. Sometimes we have to forgive others, sometimes we have to forgive ourselves. We can learn the most about forgiveness by looking to God.

In their book WHEN IT'S HARD TO FORGIVE by Goldie Bristol and Carol McGinnis, we find that "Faith in Christ (is) the foundation for a forgiving lifestyle...Forgiveness was very much a part of Jesus' lifestyle...(His) whole purpose in coming to earth was to die so that our sins could be forgiven. Accepting this great divine forgiveness enables us to forgive others."

When we recognize that God forgives us everything when we ask, and all that he has forgiven us for, it becomes easier to forgive others. It is still not easy, however. We often don't feel like forgiving others and sometimes just don't know how to forgive. We have to purposefully and intentionally choose to forgive. To do this we need to have an understanding of exactly what forgiving is and what it isn't.

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