This week we talked a lot about forgiveness and the impact it can have on us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We looked at forgiving ourselves, forgiving others, and even releasing God from things we blamed Him for.
Morning Discipline – Laying Down Our Resentment Toward God
...this may also require letting go of the need to have an answer for everything. This is hard for people who have a deep desire to "know it all", but the reality is the entire concept of "Faith" is being OK with not having all the answers and still being able to follow God despite the unknowns and trusting God in the midst of our unknowing.
Morning Discipline – The Glorious Freedom in Forgiving Others
In a lot of ways we assume that by forgiving someone that this means the wrong never happened. Or, we think that by forgiving someone that this offer of forgiveness is only going to impact them. But the reality is, forgiveness, more times than not, actually benefits the forgiver far and above the one who has been forgiven.
Morning Discipline – The Beauty in Forgiving Yourself
Sometimes we don't even know what past sins or mistakes we're still holding onto. But most times we do if we take just a moment to really think about it. The struggle, however, is in actually facing them. It's easier, or so we tell ourselves, to carry guilt and shame for what we did in the past than to face it once and for all and give it over to God.
Falling Off the Train & Getting Back On
I messed up. I fell off the train. Getting back on isn't easy, but getting back on is a must. Stick with me!