Forgiveness – Part 1

Matthew 26:27-28 imageOur first step is learning what forgiveness is and is not.

What is forgiveness? There’s many definitions from different people. What is the dictionary’s definition?

The dictionary says it means: to pardon (excuse) an offense or an offender.

Forgiving an offense or offender is not an easy thing for most people to do. Why is that?

The one thing we need to keep in mind is that satan has a hand in helping us hold onto negativity. It gives him the upper hand in our emotional state. He likes to keep us down and out. I’m not immune. It’s happened to me and on occasion still happens.

What’s the big deal about forgiveness? Why is it so important? In this series I’ll do my best to break it down to help make it clearer to see.

One thing is for sure. The longer we hold onto unforgiveness the harder it is to let go. The more damage it will do. Why? That will be covered in this series as well.

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” Maya Angelou

We need healthy boundaries so we are able to learn to give ourselves permission to forgive.

In today’s scripture Jesus gives an example of himself forgiving us by us accepting his blood as the new agreement for forgiveness of sin.

In the next part I’ll share what that means and why it’s important.

In the meantime, give yourselves permission to forgive. Spend time in prayer with Yahweh and allow the Holy Spirit to wash over you and feel the gift of His forgiveness in your life.

Have you experienced forgiveness? If so, comment, and share with us and bless someone today.

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