Because we were forgiven, we must forgive. I am think Shani, right now about what we did and often continue to do to God. I am thinking about how Jesus bore all of our sins. We, who had transgressed against God. We who rebelled and would often ignore His loving pleas. Yet forgiveness has been extended toward us all.
Always remember that as we forgive... so God forgives us.
I love the work GOD is doing in your life. We need to use what Satan intended to destroy us for GOD's glory. I am encouraged by your words and know you will help many others who have been hurt in the past. Thanks for sharing.
You continue to astound me with the manner in which you have embraced the journey to inner healing. I find your comments profound and utterly convicting.
I was an aggressor, perhaps a criminal under today's laws. I have repented for 40+ years and pray for forgiveness like this. God bless you, I pray forgive me.
The greatest victories are achieved by those who to overcome the greatest evils.
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21
Shanijane, you are a true warrior in the Lord's army, and we are in awe of your achievement!
First of all, I am so sorry for the experience you are working through. Having just joined in at this stage of it, I can only stand in amazement and rejoice with you where you are NOW. Your letter has given me so much to think about... although I cannot relate to your exact situation, your letter has given me a lot to think about regarding forgiveness... especially to those who do not want nor ask for it. I will be rereading your letter I'm sure... thank you for sharing! It meant something to me.
This blog reminds me King David,who faced many difficulties and trials over a period of about 13 years through which he finally became a man of God and a successful king.
Years later, he wrote these words: “You have tested me O God. You have refined me as silver is refined. You allowed me to be trapped in nets. You allowed heavy, oppressive burdens to be laid on my back. You allowed men to ride over my head. You took me through the burning fire and then through icy-cold water. But finally, You brought me out into a place of spiritual abundance and anointing, where my cup is now overflowing with blessing to multitudes of people. Praise the Lord”
With much love and prayers Tina
Shani, in your profile, you mention a couple of times that you're still young. Maybe chronologically you are. But spiritually, sweetie, you're light years ahead of the rest of us.
I agree with asifbyfire and bethy. I fear anything I say will take away from the deep and profound words you've spoken. But I would still like to say thank you for your transparency, your willingness to share. As you say, you're not the only one walking this journey, and we can suspect that someone really needs to hear what you've said. Thank you. It is such a privilege to call you friend and Sister in Christ.
John 20: 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
Praise God for your compassion, and Praise God for the work He has done in you. without christians the world would have no forgivers, for we are the only ones who have been forgiven, therefore we are the only ones who understand how important it is to forgive.
Thank You for sharing this touching message.