“For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.”
Galatians 5:6 AMPC
As usual our Wednesday night walk and talk was explosive on the topic of forgiveness. I have changed my perspective from “I have to attend them” to “I get to attend them” and it has made a HUGE difference for me!
Honestly, it takes faith to operate in this life but we must be willing to acknowledge the existence of it first and foremost. After that is achieved, we must begin to exercise our faith in order for it to work. (James 2:17)
God has already given us the power to forgive others (and ourselves), but we must begin exercising it. It’s not enough to simply know we possess the ability to forgive, rather power to forgive is granted to us once we start the act of forgiveness. I’m sure that most of you are familiar with the phrase “you reap what you sow” correct? Well I believe that phrase can also be found in Galatians 6:7. Perhaps it could even derive from that verse! I’m not sure, but I do know that God must definitely be taken seriously on everything He says. Yes He displays gentle qualities, but please don’t mistake His kindnesses for weaknesses. Hmmm..that’s another familiar phrase, but I digress…
I have found it to be virtually impossible to both be judgmental and pray for people simultaneously, so I will choose the latter. Admittedly, it does take faith to do so, but I do believe that because God delights in our honesty and humility (James 4:6), He will also point to our Helper (The Holy Spirit).
So in order to cure any dis-ease you are plagued by, I will subscribe forgiveness for the pain. No, I’m not a medical physician, but my heavenly Father has given me the authority to dispense the information.