Saturday, April 24, 2010

Prayers & Promises Week #17

Colossians 3:13--"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

The thing that really sticks out to me in this verse is to consider how we have been forgiven by the Lord. So often we can easily point the fingers at the mistreatment we have received, but do we consider the pain we cause the Lord with our actions? When we remember how much we have been forgiven, it is much easier to forgive others. I read many books and forgiveness is a theme in many of them. This shows me that this is an issue everyone must deal with at some time in life. We need to be forgiving of one another.

I enjoyed your stories in the comments last week on encouragement. Many of the "one another" verses I've read have been about encouragement. It was encouraging to me to read your stories.
Let me know if I can pray for you this week also.
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Have a day of blessings!

5 comments:

Denise said...

I love you sweet friend.

Charlotte said...

This is a hard thing to do sometimes, but so necessary. Whenever I need to forgive someone, I remember the story of Joseph and his brothers and it makes it so much easier to forgive.
Thank you for sharing this.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Whidbey Woman said...

Sometimes the people we need to forgive are over little things.
Like the co-worker who treated you rudely, or a friend that promised to call but didn't. Other times, it is major hurts. But when we do forgive them, the blessings really flow....

Karen said...

Bethany,

You are such a blessing to me.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Forgivenss does not come easy. I always pray about that.
I was gone this weekend so it's taking me a while to read all of the Spiritual Sundays.
Have a good week,
Ginger