Many of us are praying for something, some of which are MIRACLES (emphasis added). Please note that our prayers will NOT be answered and the blessings will NOT FLOW, if we are carrying unforgiveness in our hearts. These are not my words but the word of the Lord.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. –Psalms 66:18
So please, let it go. Rid yourself of unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment and the likes, for its only then God will answer your prayer. His word cannt lie, so maybe your results is taking long because you are harbouring unforgiveness. Repent and ask again. Watch God bring it to pass
An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth. This is the theory many of us live by. We keep thoughts of wicked done to us and plan our revenge with intent of more severe damage than we may have gone through.
We often forget that vengeance belongs to God. When evil is repaid, we become just as the persons who would have done it. Sometimes maybe worst. This often happens because we think of ourselves more highly than others. We are to (even in turmoil), love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Not love yourself and “care” a little or not at all about others.
God is looking and waiting to create a people of a renewed mind. A mind and heart that is just like him. Overlooking faults and seeing needs. If God is suppose to treat us the way we treat people, our lives would be miserable.
Therefore, let us learn to forgive and share the heart of Christ with all men (human beings), for this is one of the wills of God concerning us.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21 NKJV
Prayer: Father I thank you for ministering to my heart by your Holy Spirit. Forgive me for harbouring hurt and unkind acts done to me. I forgive all persons associated with these thoughts and remove resentment from my life. Thank you for washing me in your blood, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
The Bible doesn’t tell us that we shouldn’t feel angry, but it points out that it is important to handle our anger properly. If vented thoughtlessly, anger can hurt others and destroy relationships. If bottled up inside, it can cause us to become bitter and destroy us from within. Paul tells us to deal with our anger immediately in a way that builds relationships rather than destroys them. If we nurse our anger, we will give Satan an opportunity to divide us. Are you angry with someone right now? What can you do to resolve your differences? Don’t let the day end before you begin to work on mending your relationship.
Eph.4.26-27.kjv Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.
Father thank you for allowing me to see this beautiful morning. I pray that you open my heart Lord and remove all the anger, hate, resentment, malice and negativity towards people. Help me to love me, so that I will be able to love my neighbour as myself. I thank you for teaching me true love. I know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So TODAY, I forgive those persons who hurt me and pray for your peace in my heart, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Forgiveness brings freedom. There is no if’s, but’s or maybe’s about that. When we forgive, we are setting ourselves free of the poison that’s lurking on the inside. How do I know? Let’s just say, I’m speaking from a place of experience. I remember recently, while I was fasting and asking for more of God, he ministered to me, “To get closer to me you need to forgive”. What was even more amazing was the fact that he quenched my thirst with a fresh breeze as soon as I said YES LORD, I FORGIVE (Calling the name of the individual). Confused? Let me explain. I was fasting but also had school that wonderful Sunday morning. In my haste to be on time, I forgot my bottle of water home and the place is usually dead on a Sunday, which made a bottle of water difficult to get so early in the morning. So there I was, walking to the garden after school in the hot sun, with no water but filled with determination and enthusiasm to hear from the Lord.
Did my parched throat bother me? Initially but I set my mind on things above and not under (Colossians 3:2) and laid it aside. While reading the book of Colossians, God spoke those words to me and I started to weep because I only realize how bitter I was on the inside concerning this particular individual. This hate was birthed in my childhood days and grew as I did. Can you imagine the black hole, it would have created? Colossians 3:13 – bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.Waow what a word. Did Christ forgive you? Yes he did. Did you gain freedom through your forgiveness? Yes you did. Were you not mandated to be Christlike (Philippians 2:5)? Yes you were. So what’s the problem? I’ll speak from my experience and say it’s hard for us to forgive because we are selfish. Selfish in that we are focused on us in the entire situation. Have you ever thought of the person being empty and hence hurting you were for fulfillment, which we know they won’t receive. Fulfillment comes from the Lord himself. Would you believe I got confirmation of this from the word recently? (Read Ephesians 4). We are asked not to grieve the Holy Spirit and we can do so through the amazing F’s. Forgive, be free and live according to the word. As a child of God we are also to love as he loves. Looking beyond faults and seeing needs. Your brother or sister has a problem, pray for them, rather than bear malice.
I am glad that my heart is developing into what God wants it to be and the amazing F’s have an integral part to play. Are you holding on to a hurt or pain that keeps gripping you everyday? You too can live by the amazing F’s. Simply start with forgiving and I guarantee you that your entire life will change. You will be free to live, laugh, worship and accomplish your dreams.