Posts Tagged with ‘forgiveness’
04 Mar 2013
In a recent post, I described forgiveness as “love towards the unlovely”. Forgiveness is love in motion, finding expression in acts prompted by the Spirit of God—even if limited to prayer. In talking about it with a friend, he raised some worthwhile questions that I thought might be helpful to share here followed by my own thoughts.
08 Feb 2013
Formerly, I was of the opinion that forgiveness towards others meant that I didn’t want God to exact punishment on my behalf for any wrong done to me by someone else. Now I clearly see that I was but on the first rung of truth’s ladder and that the forgiveness Jesus spoke of is far more wonderful than the meager, passive form I had so proudly fashioned.
12 Dec 2012
It was many years ago when I sat down on a rock by the side of a stream in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. I was planning on walking to the Rocky Mountains as a means of staying alive. I know it sounds rather dramatic but it was true. On the outside, my life appeared to be that of a young rising star in the corporate world. On the inside, things were much different. I was a mess.
22 Nov 2012
Learning to be thankful the hard way...
11 Oct 2012
And in this realization that in all the dark and dirty places we have walked, all the sinful paths our worn out shoes have trod, we were and are inching our way closer to the Father’s heart. Every single step along the path has been a blessing, precisely because it draws us closer and makes us more like Him, if our hearts are open to being lead and changed.
26 Sep 2012
Are you like me, sometimes good at being bad? Especially when purposing to be good. Age old dilemma that's been fought nearly since time began and which our brother Paul so eloquently states in the book of Romans. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Romans 7:15