The Lord’s Prayer: Week 6 – Friday

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Week 6 – Friday

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

REFLECT
Obedience is really what it means to forgive.  We are not the judge.  Everyone will someday meet his or her Maker, Father God.  To not offer forgiveness is being disobedient to how God has called us to live.  Yes, there is grace – but when we are made aware of what action we need to take and decide not to do it, we are sinning.  We will be judged personally for our lack of obedience.  What are you choosing to do?  Forgive? Or hold onto pain, unforgiveness, resentment, and anger?  Do you want to experience freedom and become who God has created you to be by eliminating the blockage that separates you from receiving the abundant life He has planned for you?  If so, continue to choose forgiveness.  Always.

Rebekah wraps up the week, watch this video…
 

 

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

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  1. Teri says:

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

    O: Extend grace with each other — be patient, tolerant, understanding — forgive others, we are all human, we all fail, we all make mistakes, we are all sinners. The key is remembering how God has forgiven us. We are to forgive AS HE forgave.

    A: I struggle in this area with people closest to me the most. When I am hurt by someone and wounded, it can be difficult to forgive especially when the situation isn’t resolved — we don’t see eye to eye. Regardless, I am called to forgive. Let it go. I need to set my boundaries accordingly so I don’t continue to get wounded, but I also cannot keep holding on to the hurt. I’ve come a VERY long way on the forgiveness journey, but don’t think I will ever “be” where I need to be. I’m human and I fall short. My desire is to forgive — I need to seek God for strength.

    P: Father, thank you first and foremost for forgiving me — my sinfulness — I am undeserving of Your grace and favor, yet each time I come before You, You accept me, forgive me, and give me a fresh start. I am grateful. I too want to extend Your grace and mercy to others. Give me Your eyes in every situation, allow me to see the truth, give me the strength to forgive and to NOT put myself between You and the other people in my life. Continue to show me where I am wrong, how I can improve, and what is blocking me from You. My desire is to walk closely with You. Shine through me. Lead me Father. Forgive me for the inappropriate words that come from my mouth, forgive me for being prideful, forgive me for the crazy anger that has flared up. I’m sorry. I want others to see You even when I’m tested. I want others to feel your compassion even when they hurt me. Help me to remember that this is NOT about me. This is about You. Give me the strength to look-UP to You — You will fight for me. I love You. I need You. thank You. t

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