"For if you forgive people their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."
Feeling a bit irritated at people lately?
I have learned that any day I spend angry and offended is a wasted day. Life is too short and too precious to waste any of it. The older people get, the more they usually realize that, but it saddens me to say that some people never learn it. The society we live in today is filled with angry, easily offended people who are stressed out and tired most of the time. But Jesus teaches us a better way to live.
I want to encourage you to make the most out of today and everyday because life is a precious gift from God. Every day is filled with wonderful promise and possibilities. Enjoy this day! Don't waste it on being angry or offended by someone.
We can choose to live according to God's Word rather than to live in the world's way, or to give into fleshly thoughts or emotions. A wise person refuses to live with hurt feelings or offenses in his heart. Life is too short to waste one day being angry, bitter, and resentful. The good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that our sins are forgiven, and I believe we have been given the ability to forgive those who sin against us. Anything God has given us, such as forgiveness and mercy, He expects us to extend the same to others. If it comes to us, it should flow through us, and that should be our goal.
When we are offended, we need to quickly call to mind the fact that God has freely and fully forgiven us, so we should freely and fully forgive others.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "forgive others."
Help me to meditate each day: "Lord, let forgiveness flow through me."
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me. Remind me that prayer motivates me.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.