I pray over you a release of the blessings of God’s undeserved kindness and total well-being that flows from our Father – God and from the Lord Jesus. He’s the Anointed Messiah who offered himself as the sacrifice for our sins! He has taken us out of this evil world system and set us free through our salvation, just as God desired. Galatians 1:3-4 Passion
Have you ever been forgiven? I have. Quite a few years ago, I discovered a mistake I made that cost the company almost $1000. It wasn’t intentional, I just missed something. Needless to say, I was hard on myself! I took a deep breath, went back and told my boss what happened, accepted responsibility and waited for the wrath to fall. I was expecting to be reprimanded at the very least, but would not have been surprised if he had fired me.
I could tell he was upset, but he kept his cool and asked me to appeal the denial which I had already began. Before he walked out the door for lunch, he casually said these words which I will never forget, “Just make me lots of money, all is forgiven!”
It took a few minutes for it to register. I had been expecting the worst and sat stunned as his words sunk in. As I sat at lunch thinking about it, I thought, I really deserved to have that money taken out of my paycheck, my mind going from one scenario to another when I heard the Spirit say, “You’ve been forgiven. Why is it so hard for my people to just receive it. After all the forgiveness you’ve sown, don’t you thing you should reap the same? Why are my people so sin conscious when I’ve washed all sin away? Why do they think on what they’ve done when I don’t even remember it anymore?”
“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight.” Romans 4:7
Forgiveness means never bringing it up again, removing it from our thoughts. It’s hard sometimes to do that, especially when we’ve been hurt so deeply. Our minds keep it alive like blowing on the dying embers of a fire. But Jesus commanded we forgive, not once, not twice, but over and over again. Ephesians 4:32 “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
Walking in Forgiveness,