The Forgiveness Test

It seems unfair to forgive someone who hurt you. Forgive and do yourself a favor.
There will be people in your life you will have to forgive over, and over and over.
Unforgiveness will mess you up spiritually. Matthew 5:8; Proverbs 4:23
Guard your heart and recognize when offenses come in. Stop thinking about it and stop talking about it. The more you let it get rooted in you the deeper it's going to be and the harder it's going to be to get rid of it.
Matthew 6:12-15 if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses.
Total forgiveness doesn't always mean restoration of the relationship.
Matthew 24:10 a last day sign - many will get offended. Being offended keeps you from going forward with God. 12) the love of the great body of people will grow cold. We are in the last days and can NOT be mad at other people.
Satan wants to build a strong hold of cold love in our hearts.
Mark 11:23-26 if you have anything against ANYONE forgive them and let it drop. In order that your Father may forgive you. But if you don't forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings.
If we hold unforgiveness then God can't forgive us. Our faith won't work. Things have to be right between you and God. It has nothing to do with how you feel but how you talk and behave. Do what's right when it STILL feels wrong.
Psalm 133 where there's unity, theres blessing and anointing.
The minute someone offends you, pray for them immediately. Some days it's just us having and off day and try to stay away from situations that might bother you.
Unforgiveness harbors bitterness towards others. Forgiving is part of a test - work with the Holy Spirit and forgive. Stop asking so many questions and FORGIVE!!!

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.


Paper Blessings said…
Great nuggets!

Scientific studies have been done in regards to forgiving. While the wordly view is that forgiveness is more about you than the person you are forgiving, the information that came out of it was very interesting.

Those who forgave (and even if they had to continually renew that forgiveness in their hearts) tended to be happier, less ill, less stressed, etc.

Our creator knows what He's doing and when we are told to forgive, it has both physical and spiritual benefits (hate to use that word, but can't think of the one I want).

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