As we start the new year many of us focus on what we resolve to do in 2009. We resolve to shed pounds, exercise more, eat healthy, get organized and more. We know that if we do all of the things that life will then be...wonderful.
Many of us work so hard on what we will change externally that we neglect to resolve to change the one thing that can bring us to true peace..our heart. Today we begin by thinking of who we need to forgive. Maybe it is someone that has hurt you so badly that you have chosen in the past to never forgive them.Maybe it is someone that you thought you had forgiven but you are still harboring harsh feeling towards them. Maybe it is even...yourself.
As Corrie Ten Boom tells us in Tramp for the Lord.....Forgiveness is not an emotion...Forgiveness is an act of will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
What an example of allowing God to work through you Corrie is.. Who do you need to forgive today? I can't forgive you say...then ASK..God to help you..He knows that we need His divine intervention to achieve this at times,that is where the act of will comes in..You must want to forgive, you must will to ask. There is no true peace without forgiveness. How badly to want to be at peace?
Let me know what you are thinking...I am always here to listen.
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