Posts Tagged ‘forgive’

Our Father Who Art In Heaven

Our Father Who Art In Heaven Podcast

Our Father

our father who art in heaven | lord's prayer Our Father, the one true God who is our spiritual Father and creator of all. He is the Great I AM… He is the only God who cannot have a limit placed on Him. Although, people are constantly doing so by bringing Him down to our level.

All glory belongs to God. We seem to forget that God has created us and blessed us with life. All knowledge and wisdom comes from God. We need to be grateful to Him for all of our achievements. We should also be grateful for our sufferings as well as our happiness and prosperity. (more…)

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Acknowledge Your Sins and Make a Confession

Acknowledge Your Podcast

Pray For Forgiveness

1John 1:8,9 – If we say we have no sin in us, we are deceiving ourselves and refusing to admit the truth; but if we acknowledge our sins, then God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and purify us from everything that is wrong.

How come many churches don’t teach confession? Could it be because they don’t know how? Could it be because they are afraid of losing people in their congregation? Could it be because they are afraid to lay themselves open to another human being? If you want to walk with Jesus along that long and narrow path with your cross, then you are going to have to do it His way.

In Mark 1:5 and Matthew 3:6, People that came to be baptized, also confessed their sins. They didn’t do it behind closed doors and in silence or even ‘ Please God forgive me of my sins.’ They confessed their sins, not one sin, but all their sins, openly to another human being. By confessing your sins to another person honestly and sincerely, we are confirming to God and to ourselves that we are being honest. It’s a deep cleansing that we need to do.

In James 5:16 he tells us to confess our sins one to another. You can try to avoid it all you want, but by not doing this, how do you ever expect to grow spiritually? When you walk with the Lord, you don’t get to pick and choose what you want to do. Either you are going to walk with Him and do it His way or you can travel the highway with the others. It’s all about being submissive.

Pride and fear are basically the two strongholds that keep people from doing this type of confession. Looking inward at oneself and admitting to another their darkest, most inner secrets is not an easy task, but we need to do it. Believe me that when it’s over you will not regret what you did. The blessing you will receive is unspeakable. The load of carrying all that darkness around will be lifted. You need to unload this darkness, it hinders your spiritual growth.

I’ve tried telling people about confession and it seems like nobody wants to hear it. How can anybody who says they have accepted Jesus Christ in their hearts and yet, don’t want to do one of things that He came here to teach us about that would save our souls? Was Jesus’ death on the cross in vain for you? Because He was the sacrifice, and not animals like in the past, we don’t have to do that any more.

If we would just confess our sins, we can be forgiven of them, not in the past where the blood of the animals just covered over the sins. You don’t want to die with all that darkness that still lies hidden in you.

On judgment day it will be to late, your past will be laid out in the open and you will be judged by it. 1 John 1:8,9 If we say we have no sin in us, we are deceiving ourselves and refusing to admit the truth; but if we acknowledge our sins, then God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and purify us from everything that is wrong. Bless His heart and soul.

“Confess” : acknowledge. “Acknowledge” : recognize: accept as truth. Show that one has noticed. Please read – “Confession”

May God Bless You

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Making Amends

Making Amends Podcast

Make Amends To The People You Have Harmed

Now that you have made your lists, it’s time to make amends. First, you have to understand that sometimes it’s not good to open up old wounds. We don’t want to harm others again, but this doesn’t mean that we’re off the hook from making amends. There are ways of making amends for all situations. It’s a matter of how you approach it.

You could just go to the person(s) and apologize for the things you did wrong to them without going into detail for fear it might get the person riled up. The main thing is that it has to come from the heart in a sincere and remorseful way. It doesn’t matter if the person doesn’t want to forgive you. Pray for them, one day they may have to do what you are doing now.

No matter what someone does or how they act towards you, pray for them immediately, this will keep you from getting a resentment towards them, we don’t need any potholes in our road. This is what being humble is.

Romans 12:14-21,’Bless those who persecute you: never curse them, bless them. Rejoice with those who rejoice and be sad with those in sorrow. Treat everyone with equal kindness; never be condescending but make real friends with the poor. Do not allow yourself to become self-satisfied.

Never repay evil with evil but let everyone see that you are only interested in the highest ideals. Do all you can to live at peace with everyone. Never try to get revenge; leave that, my friends, to God’s anger. As scripture says: vengeance is mine – I will pay them back, the Lord promises.

But there is more: If your enemy is hungry, you should give him food, and if he is thirsty, let him drink. Thus you heap red – hot coals on his head. Resist evil and conquer it with good.’ This is love at its finest for your brothers and sisters, and it will keep the waters in your soul calm and peaceful.

Forgiveness needs to be given as much as it needs to be received. Jesus showed us forgiveness that’s beyond description. What a beautiful act of love when He said,’Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.’ Luke 23:34. After all they just did to Him, He forgave them.

Some of us get angry at the littlest things people do to us. It’s up to us to make amends with others. There’s a good chance that we can remove that burden of resentment that others could be carrying around that we caused or helped to cause. It doesn’t necessarily have to be our fault, but we were involved in it.

If you have stolen whether it be things from work, even time you were paid for, you could make a donation in their name, or work extra time without pay.

There are many ways to make amends. Ask Jesus to help, He’s always there for us and willing to show us the way. Bless His Heart and Soul. As for the ones that are deceased, pray and confess your wrongs to them and the Lord. Tell them you forgive them for what they’ve done to you. So before you act or speak, think about what may arise. You don’t want to cause conflicts in your life or be someones stumbling block.

Sometimes, it’s just best to let it go. Let them be miserable if that’s what they choose. Pray for them and have compassion. This is what God wants, for us to be loving towards our brothers and sisters. This is what being Christ – like is about.

Judge and you will be judged. Don’t let things bother you, it’s not worth it. Our flesh is corrupt enough, we don’t need to add to it. Pray hard to change and pray hard for others, so they may see the light.

God Bless You

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