Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feb. 8, 2012(WFW/BPC) - Simply, Forgiveness...

Project 366 Blog Photo Challenge

From being downhearted to great great joy.

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14. That’s what Jesus told his disciples after teaching them how to pray. That is a direct linear relationship. “Do unto others what you want others do unto you”, the Golden rule.

Human’s principle and standards are very much opposite with God’s standard. How can we say it so?

Recalling what Jesus taught to his disciples; “Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:39.If a man is hurt or someone has sinned against him, he must have to avenge for himself; “…life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth...” Exodus 21:23-25, but God said, “Forgive”. If you were offended and your enemy is mocking you, in return you also throw insults and equate wickedness with wickedness. That is vengeance and pride. Remember, God will humble down those who are proud, and vengeance is not ours, it's his. He will be the one to repay what others have done to us. Don’t make a problem or a small fight become more chaotic and turn to a great war.

If we want to have peace, joy, and happiness, let us learn to forget what others have wrongly done to us and choose to forgive. It is really true that forgiving someone that has greatly broke and crushed us is not that easy and instant. It takes time and it’s a process. Just lay it down before the Lord and obey completely to His commands. Nothing is hidden in Him; he knows our hearts and thoughts. Surrender everything to Him to become very victorious. Isn’t it ironic? What can we do then? That’s His principle. He even said that “…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:44-45.

Let us not allow being unforgiving shut the door of heaven and hinder God’s blessings to reach us. Let us not allow grudges and bitterness to keep us from moving on and be freed from the nightmares of our past. Simply forgive and be sweetly released! Then wait how God will work in our lives and those who have offended us. His hand is not short not to reach every heart that was broken.

This is my entry for Word-filled Wednesday & BCP.
Project 366 Blog Photo Challenge
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Pia said...

do not repay anyone evil for evil... amen! we have to remind ourselves that every now and then.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Happy smiles I can see! Nice share! :)

BPC 38 visit here!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Love the quote you're sharing. Thanks

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Emzkie said...

thanks for the wonderful message. and for sharing your bonding moments

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maricon dumaguing said...

thanks to Pia,""rare*jonRez"",Mama Ko and Emzkie...God bless you all..

maricon dumaguing said...

The verse was designed personally, as inspired by God's message...

maricon dumaguing said...

Below the verse, was taken last Saturday with the Rufino Family at Izzy's Cafe...The day when forgiveness was clearly released to those who sought for forgiveness...Praise God for this!

Mommy Rubz said...

Indeed, repaying evil is not a Godly way of dealing things. Have a blessed day and God bless!!

Visiting from Project 366 Blog Photo Challenge - Day 38. Thanks for joining!!!

Mel Cole said...

indeed just like the saying, don't throw stone to your enemy but bread instead. Sharing to you My 39/366 BPC.