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Week 6 – Monday
Matthew 6:14-15 MSG “In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.”
FORGIVENESS – this can be a very difficult thing to swallow. Lets unpack this one slowly, starting with a list. Grab a piece of paper and a pen. This is really important. Ask your self, “Who or what are you angry with? Resentful towards?” Reflect upon this, “When certain people, places, things, or situations come to mind, what triggers knots in your stomach, your face to turn red, your heart to sink; what pushes your buttons – what causes an internal storm?” Ask God to open your eyes to see, your ears to hear, and your heart to know – what unforgiveness you might be holding onto.
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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.