Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daily Scriptures 9/25/12

Scriptures: Psalm 130:3-4 3If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? 4But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. (NIV)

Nugget: No one has forgiveness like God; He continues to forgive us over & over again. In looking back over my life, there are many things that I’ve done that people wouldn’t & haven’t forgiven me for, but God has. If God kept a record of this, the list would never end, BUT God’s forgiveness---there’s nothing like it.

God forgiving us allows us to forgive ourselves & others, to make room to serve Him. If we continue to hold on to unforgiveness, of both others & ourselves, where would we be? We wouldn’t be able to grow & to serve God with our whole hearts. Harboring unforgiveness weighs us down & hinders us.

Let us work to be more forgiving of others & of ourselves; let us adopt God’s attitude regarding this.

Quote: "Forgiveness is God's invention for coming to terms with a world in which, despite their best intentions, people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And he invites us all to forgive each other." -Lewis B. Smedes

© Lisi P, 2012

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