I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: “Unforgiveness is choosing to stay trapped in a jail cell of bitterness, serving time for someone else’s crime.”
Advent is the time of year where we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.
Jesus represents so many things but nothing more than the forgiveness we gained through his crucifixion at Calvary…the forgiveness that will not enter our hearts if they are full of unforgiveness.
Who do you need to forgive?
What grudges and resentments are standing in the way of fully receiving God’s forgiveness of you?
If you are holding onto an unforgivable act someone has committed toward you, try praying for good things to happen to that person for ninety straight days–even if you have to hold your nose and take Pepto Bismol for the stomach distress it may cause you. 🙂
When you are praying for that other person, you are actually praying for yourself…I always write from experience.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. ~C.S. Lewis
Matthew 6:15, “But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”