HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!! THE LORD HAS FORGIVEN NOW YOU FORGIVE!!!
The Problem With Failure To Forgive Self; How often do we as Christians saved by Grace ask for forgiveness and yet still beat ourselves up daily. The Lord has forgiven us however we continue to remind our self how awful we are. Realize this is from Satan the accuser of the brethren. If we remind our self daily how “Bad” we are we get believing it and feel we can’t do anything for the Lord so why try? Oh boy do we please Satan in this area we don’t let go of a sin the Lord has forgiven and put so far away from us and we are doubting our lord because of our doubtful minds, and hearts. There are many examples of some real godly people who needed to ask forgiveness from the Lord and not for little things; David: an adulterer, a murderer went before the Lord asked for forgiveness knew he was forgiven and let go of it. At times its like yes the Lord forgave me but I am much more godly and this is so awful he may forgive but i am not going to forgive. This grieves the Lord.
When you realize how awful your sins are, you need to realize you can’t pay for them. Forgiving yourself means simply letting that debt go. If you owed a friend $1000.00 she said “you know what we will consider it a gift and you help someone else when you can, don’t pay me back”. Are you going to chase that friend daily, are you going to beg them let me pay you back, or are you sure the debt is forgiven? It means realizing, knowing, and understanding Jesus paid the debt on the cross once and it was done and all we do is ask for forgiveness. However I am not saying just sin daily and forget about it, sure we need to make it right with the Lord it is two-fold: Ask for Forgiveness, and Know He keeps his word and its forgiven. Also know we are not better than the Lord let him handle it and you let it go to his handling.
You are not worthwhile because of your righteous acts. You are worthwhile because God defined you as worthwhile when He paid the price to purchase you from your sins with the blood of His Son. And He did that fully knowing every sin you were going to commit Forgiving yourself means seeing a person loved by God that much.
Some people fear forgiveness because they think it means giving permission to continue in sin. But consider the woman caught in adultery. Forgiveness did not mean continuing in adultery. Rather, it meant being set free to no longer have to commit adultery. If this woman defined herself by her worst moments of adultery, she had no reason to ever stop. But, having been forgiven set her free to go and sin no more. It set her free to be defined by Jesus’ love so that she might live differently. Forgiving yourself doesn’t mean overlooking and continuing in your sins, it means breaking the chains that bind you to your sins.
Forgiveness means there is no longer any condemnation. If you are like me, you sometimes think you can make everything okay if you punish and beat yourself up for all the wrong we have done. That may salve your conscience some, but it doesn’t really deal with your sins. The fact is there is really no way to deal with your sins other than paying the cost of death. You can’t pay that cost, but Jesus did. He dealt with your sins. Let Him. If He won’t punish you because He has forgiven you, why don’t you do the same?
We are the children of the King of kings let us so behave as such. If the King tells us we are forgiven, THEN we are forgiven. The only things we do by condemning self is pleasing Satan, and making us miserable, and the Lord, Our Heavenly Father, The King who has so greatly forgiven is not pleased by this condemning of self, or pleasing of Satan. Love, and forgive yourself, Jesus has forgiven you.
1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
1John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
Psalm 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
1Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
1Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
A CHILD OF THE KING
My Father is rich in houses and lands,
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full, He has riches untold.
I’m a child of the King,
A child of the King:
With Jesus my Savior,
I’m a child of the King.
My Father’s own Son, the Savior of men,
Once wandered on earth as the poorest of them;
But now He is pleading our pardon on high,
That we may be His when He comes by and by.
I once was an outcast stranger on earth,
A sinner by choice, an alien by birth,
But I’ve been adopted, my name’s written down,
An heir to a mansion, a robe and a crown.
A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They’re building a palace for me over there;
Though exiled from home, yet still may I sing:
All glory to God, I’m a child of the King.
DAY BY DAY
Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best–
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
Ev’ry day the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He whose name is Counselor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.
Help me then in eve’ry tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.