Thursday, October 7, 2010

Forgiveness and Faith

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that you Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. (Mark 11:25) Notice the verses before talk of faith. Forgiveness naturally follows.

Christ has forgiven us so we respond in kind

Faith has a soft heart tho still driving forward

Faith won't function if we are hard towards others because Holy Spirit is quenched.

Faith lets others have first choice. Abraham offered Lot the valley and he took the mountains that were not as lush for his sheep. Abraham believed God would bless him even in a bleak pasture land.

Faith doesn't seek its own rights.

Faith trusts God's provision when others seem to take what you need.

We can forgive because its God who supplies

Forgiveness removes garbage which frees us to move forward in faith.

Forgiveness moves on from problems to other things. Just as plants sow an over abundance of seed to make up for the ones that won't have a chance to grow.

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