Our sins have been removed as far as the east is from the west.
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Scripture tells us that God not only forgives our sins but He also forgets them. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and when we repent of our sins, they are immediately forgiven. There is no record of our sin in heaven. This is good news for each of us. Our Father is so good and pure and lovely. He washes us clean!
We need to forgive as we’ve been forgiven.
When we choose to forgive another, it sets US free.
A funny thing about unforgiveness is that it doesn’t hold the person you are harboring a grudge against captive, it holds YOU captive. When we allow unforgiveness to settle in our hearts, it takes precious real estate away from the things that God desires to place there. Things like love, peace, and joy.
By choosing to not forgive someone, we are telling God we don’t want all that He has for us.
Our loving Father wants the very best for each of us.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
If you have unforgiveness in your heart today, be intentional and dedicated in prayer concerning it. Ask your Father to take it from you. What we are not able to do on our own, He is able to accomplish with us. Choose to forgive. Choose to love.
Here’s a prayer that will help you make this choice.
Thank You for today. Help me to make allowance for other’s faults and to forgive anyone who offends me. Wash any offense out of my heart. Remove all unforgiveness. Bring these things into the light that need to be revealed and removed.
Father God, please create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Wash me as white as snow with Your precious Word.
Thank You for growing my heart to love more and hurt less. Thank You for growing my heart to share all that You’ve given me. Please use me to set those in captivity free. People who have chosen to keep unforgiveness and offense in their hearts. Use me to share Your love and Your mercy.
Father, place me in the right place at the right time to do Your work. Give me grace and love to forgive, discernment to know when to speak and wisdom to have the right words to say. Thank you that Your ways are so much higher than our ways. Thank You for showing me to be raised high, I must go low. I thank You that Your promises are all Yes and Amen and that Your Word never returns to You without accomplishing what it sets out to accomplish!
Father God, I praise Your name. I bless Your Son Jesus Christ. I bless Your Holy Spirit. I bless You, Father. Thank You for Your great love for me. Help me to show that love to everyone.
For this and so much more I am eternally grateful. In Jesus name I pray.
Stay in the Light and the Love Always,