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Thursday, November 19, 2015

{ The Easy Way Out }

It was my turn in the prayer room.
I was handed all the cards and divided them equally among the four of us.
It was God who made sure I received this one.


No name was on the card.
Nothing to indicate who it was from.
I don't know if  they wanted forgiveness for themselves.
Or, were they asking for prayer for them to find it in their hearts to forgive another?

Forgiveness is a funny thing.
We want others to grant it to us,
but we often won't show that grace to others.
We nurse the grudge.
We ponder on it and talk about it to anyone who will listen.
It becomes that poison we drink expecting the other person to die.


I've come to realize (age and experience and wisdom),
that it's best to take the "easy way out".....
To take the path that's easier on my heart.....
and my sanity.
To listen to the voice that says.....
LET.IT.GO.
(sing it with me......Let it go.....Let it go)

As I held this card between my hands and prayed for the unknown person,
I asked God to let them go to their car in peace.
Either the peace of accepting His prompting to invite Him into their heart.....
or the peace of forgiving another!


6 comments:

  1. Guilty (I am so guilty)...thanks Deb....always an inspiration...have a beautiful day friend.

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  2. Forgive me my sins, O Lord; forgive me the sins of my youth and the sins of mine age, the sins of my soul and the sins of my body, my secret and my whispering sins, the sins I have done to please myself and the sins I have done to please others. Forgive those sins which I know, and the sins which I know not; forgive them, O Lord, forgive them all (out) of Thy great goodness. Amen
    (NOT original with me. Anonymous)

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  3. Beautiful, Deb! I love what you said, that you are drinking poison expecting another person to die. When we forgive, we do it for ourselves just as much, if not more, than for the other. The one I have the hardest time forgiving is myself. Have a blessed day.

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  4. As our Pastor said in the service last night, forgive - either verbally or if you cant, do it in your heart and ask God for help to forget. The past is just that - the past, and bringing it back up over and over does no one any good. Have a nice afternoon.

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  5. Forgiveness is such a blessing, both when you forgive or when you are forgiven. Seven times seventy and beyond. Your posts are always a blessing.

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  6. Oh how I love this post. It really touched my heart. Have a wonderful week-end my friend.. ((hugs))

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