FORGIVE | Be kind & compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32 #seedsfortheheart
What is forgiveness? It is the willingness to live with the consequences of someone else’s sin without holding it against them. So, we must come to grips with forgiveness as a choice of the will NOT a feeling of the heart ... & that is not an easy feat. Yet, when we choose to forgive & let go of the hurt we are setting a prisoner free & that prisoner is you & me. When we face the fact that God teaches us to be kind [good/pleasant], tenderhearted [compassionate] and to forgive one another, we are getting closer to understanding what the Lord has had to do in accepting & forgiving us - daily. So, we must offer forgiveness today, because there's not doubt we will be the one who needs forgiveness tomorrow.
#seedschallenge Talk with your children about what it means to forgive. Ask if there are people in their lives they need to forgive & pray about it daily this week. It's not a feeling of the heart, it's a choice we have to make to forgive simply because God says so.
To encourage you to keep this front of mind, we've created a FREE iphone wallpaper download! May it remind you throughout the week to keep God's word in your heart. XO - K&V *Be sure to turn zoom "off" so you can reposition photo to fit your screen how you wish!