Matthew 6:12: And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
A Place To Rest: Forgiveness feels good. When we meet the release of guilt, we relax. That is purposeful. In Jesus, we find a place to relax. Yes, He can be a place as much as our friend and God. There is a place in Jesus where we can just sit right down and not worry about anything. The past dissipates. The pain of mistakes subsides. We lay our head in His lap and great heaves of breath take away the memories. Remember to be the same for others in Him.
Character Meets Greg: Attitude had always been important to Greg. As he thought of the character traits he’d like to see in the new team member, forgiveness came to the front. This was a tough assignment for someone. There were years of resistance to the project the team was pursuing. Tempers would flare. People would be upset. This new member needed to bring some forgiveness with them. As much as they would need excellent technical and communication skills, they needed a keen attitude of not taking up grievances and not holding grudges. Greg went back to prayer.
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ACT! Sit down with Jesus for a moment. Just enjoy not being guilty.
PRAY! Father of Forgiveness, it just feels wonderful to be with You. Sitting at Your right hand with Jesus is a wonderful place of release. So many times, Father, I can get caught up in the press of the day and the pursuit of power and accomplishment. Help me get caught up in You. Help me get caught up in Your wonderful presence in which there is nothing but joy.