What Does God Want From US?
Forgiveness & Compassion!
Many of us are living our lives at a stand still. We are not progressing naturally nor spiritually. Our own thoughts have us captive because we are not willing to forgive and love.
It does not matter who was wrong or who we think was wrong, what really matters is that we are able to humble ourselves before God in our hearts and still forgive.
When Jesus was asked in Matt. 18: who was greater in the Kingdom of God, Jesus used a child as an example. He states “Except ye be converted (change your way of thinking - your way of life, etc.) and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven”. “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Why he uses a child as an example. A child’s thought are simple and a child does not remain angry. When a child is disciplined by the parents, he/she will cry and become angry for a short moment and they are right back in their parents face laughing and playing again saying I love you. Noticed as they get older, this change. They begin to hold un-forgiveness more and resentment because of life around them. Our world and the state that we all were born in, (born in sin and shaped in iniquity), shapes our mind and hearts in a way that is not fitting with Gods way.
That is why it is important to raise our children to be better than us and the world. If we are to stubborn to change, at least teach our children to become better children of God.
If your brother or sister offends you, forgive them. Peter asked Jesus how often should he forgive his brother that sin against him; seven times? Jesus replies seventy times seven, Matt. 18:21&22. In Jesus eye sight, we must continue to forgive no matter how many times things happen. It is the way of our Lord and Savior. He forgave even though they crucified him. He still went to the cross for those same ones that crucified him. If he did not forgive, we all would have been condemned to hell with no savior insight.
Who could we be hindering from coming to Christ because of our un-forgiveness? Let brotherly love continue. Let this not be named among us. May the love of God rule in your hearts now and forever. Be Blessed.