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Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.
- Settling matters with your adversary isn’t always easy especially when you don’t know the cause of why that person isn’t speaking to you but as believers we must seek God in the area of forgiving our adversary. It’s so easy to say that we have forgiven someone but when that person’s name is mentioned, we become very angry because of the pain that was caused.
- Unforgiveness can hinder us from seeing what God is doing in our lives. You may have been asking God to give you peace but due to the pain your harboring, you don’t see God working in your life.
- Don’t wait for your adversary to come to you before you settle matters. This verse made it clear. It didn’t say wait until your enemy comes to you before you settle matters. It said “leave your gift at the altar”. Go and be reconciled with them. Then come and offer your gift. We see that this is a command that God is trying to illustrate to us. He didn’t say sit and wait for your adversary to come and tell you what caused the friction in your relationship. God makes it very clear. Go!
- In the final verse, we are reminded that we should settle matters quickly before it’s too late. Sometimes, we wait so many years before we forgive someone. Due to unforgiveness, we harbor so much hurt, pain and bitterness which prolongs our healing. Unforgiveness is a disease. It’s like a seed we refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to uproot. We are comfortable with it being rooted in our souls. We say with our mouths that we have forgiven that person that hurt us but truth be told, we don’t know what it means to forgive someone. Many times, we don’t want to forgive those that have hurt us because we want to hold them hostage and responsible for the hurt they caused us. No matter how many times they apologize or come to terms with the damage they have done to us, we refuse to accept their apologies because we feel that they aren’t honestly sorry. Though this may be the case, it is not our responsibility to sit and ponder about their intentions. It’s your responsibility to settle the matter but bring that heart issue to God. Release your pain unto God. Understanding that forgiving someone doesn’t mean re-entry into your life again will really help you. Many times, we think forgiving someone means that we have to be friends with them or maintain a relationship with them. The truth of the matter is that you don’t have to maintain a relationship with those who have hurt you. If it is your desire to reconcile and start that relationship anew, bring your heart desires before God and allow his will to be done.
- Who do you need to forgive?
- What is holding you back from showing that individual grace/mercy?
- How would you feel if God remembered everything that you did and refused to forgive you?
- Are you comfortable with keeping records of what others have done to you?
- What do you need to do to break away from that habit?
- Have you forgiven yourself?
- Have you brought the issue before God?
- How long will you continue to harbor anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness?
- Peace is waiting for you. Joy is ready for you. Are you ready to receive the gift of the Lord?
- Today is the day. Go before God and express your cares before God.
May God give you the grace to forgive. For it is written “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” -Matthew 6:14-15
Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged. Have a blessed day 🙂
Christian Youtube Based Channels:
- Ashley Empowers
- Sharon Burgesson
- Elevation Church
- Beloved Women With Christina Patterson
- One Church LA
- Life Coach Shawn
- Maha Maven
- Dephne Madyara
- Crowned In Faith
- Godlydating 101
- Child of the kingdom
- Ify Alexis
- Albaner C Eugene Jr
- Coffee and Bible Time
- Gabes and Anna
- Girl Defined
- Gabrielle Rockson
- Get Bare Before God
- Heather Lindsey
- Imiebi Rose
- Jefferson Bethke
- Joseph Solomon
- Kim Cash Tate
- Kukua Asihene
- Morgan Tracy J
- Miss Rockson
- Ophilia Mansoh
- Ope and Ayo Davies
- Practicing Reuel
- Priscilla Shirer
- Purpose Meets Class
- Sarah Destiny
- Simply, Feli
- Silvia Dwomoh
- Sopha Rush
- Team Swoduel
- Terri Savelle Foy
- The Teachers Show
- Tosin Alabi
- Tosin & Zoie
- The Bible Project
- Will & Dom
- Zoe Siobhan
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. -Philippians 4:9. As you take the time to check out these channels, I hope you are blessed and encouraged. Tell your friends and their friends. Feel free to mention other channels that I didn’t mention on the list. Never forget that these are channels to help and encourage you in your walk. This is not a substitution for reading the Bible. Until next time, live and love. God bless you 🙂
“He celebrates and sings because of you.”
CELEBRATE YOURSELF—GOD DOES!
Some of us think so little of ourselves that we’d rather be in a bad relationship than none at all. Being around people doesn’t guarantee you won’t feel lonely. Actually, being with the wrong people guarantees you’ll end up feeling empty and used. Until you overcome your fear of being alone and wait for God to give you the right relationships, you’ll continue to feel lonely. Sometimes loneliness is more about not liking yourself than about not having people around who like you. Otherwise, why would you spend so much energy avoiding rejection instead of building healthy relationships? Perhaps you think if you don’t get involved you won’t get hurt. Or you’re afraid to open up in case people criticize you for sharing anything personal. Such anxieties just contribute to your sense of isolation. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, “What you picture in your mind, your mind will go to work to accomplish. When you change your pictures, you automatically change your performance.” So: (1) You need a true picture of how God sees you. Paul says, “Because of what Christ has done we have become gifts…God…delights in” (Eph 1:11 TLB). Zephaniah writes, “He celebrates and sings because of you, and he will refresh your life with his love.” (2) You need a true picture of yourself. David said, “You…put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous!” (Ps 139:13-14 CEV). Having these two pictures clearly in mind stops you from operating with a devalued self-image, and enables you to ask for what you need in a relationship.// Devotional: Word For You 🙂
“Those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.”
Pr 11:13 NLT
BE CAREFUL WHOM YOU CONFIDE IN
If you need help with a problem in your personal life, your family, or your career, keep the following things in mind: (1) Bad news is often remembered longer than good news. Long after you have resolved the issue and moved on with your life, the wrong people will continue to focus on it and talk about it. That’s why God’s Word says, “Those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.” (2) Be careful who advises you. “The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful” (Pr 12:5 NKJV). Be sure you reach for the right person. There are many sources of wisdom in this world, “but the wisdom that is from above is…pure…peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and…hypocrisy” (Jas 3:17 NKJV). Note the words, “the wisdom that is from above.” Confide only in a counselor who walks according to the principles of God’s Word. (3) Make sure the person you trust isn’t confiding in others you wouldn’t trust. They say you can tell a man by the company he keeps. And it’s true! The Bible says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly” (Ps 1:1 NKJV). (4) “Problem talk” can portray you as a victim instead of an overcomer. Nobody wants to back a loser. When Job lost everything, almost everybody avoided him. It was only after God doubled Job’s blessings that they returned to participate in his life and bring him gifts. It’s always wise to control your mouth, your thoughts, and your focus. Remember, silence can never be misquoted.
- Who are your friends?
- Who do you confide in when situations arise?
- What have you learned about yourself when your’e faced with trials?
Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you all are doing well. So today we are continuing the marriage series. In today’s blog, I will sharing with you another Youtube channel that discusses marital advice and etc. I believe that there’s always something to learn whether you are in a relationship or not. As you watch these videos, please take notes. Share it with your friends and their friends. Until next time, be blessed & encouraged.
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. (Proverbs 12:4)