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THANKFUL FORGIVENESS

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Forgiveness is hard. That’s mainly because we fixate on the hurt against us. When we give thanks for the lessons learned, situations avoided and lives saved, it becomes more bearable to think of the offending party in a forgiving way. It’s hard, and just when you think you’ve forgiven you’ll probably have to start again. But that’s no reason not to try is it?

Prayer

Dear Lord, Teach me to pray in thanksgiving even for those who hurt me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

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AMELIORATE

Prayer

Dear Lord, You deserve the best, show me how to give all of me and that is good. May I push to honour You in all I do. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

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MAKING IT COUNT

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In the movie Gladiator, Maximus charges his men with the word; “What we do in this life echoes in the next”. That is true. It’s the choices we make here that determine where and what our eternity will be like. Why not make choice you won’t regret? Everything we do adds up to our Christian lifestyle, even the way we earn our living. Give it your all, let the Christ in you shine, make your working there count towards your eternity.

Prayer

Dear Lord, Remind me that I am Your Ambassador where ever I am. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

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QUICK MATH

Matthew 18:21-22. “At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?” Jesus replied, “Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.”

It can be confusing keeping score. Tiring even. Jesus knew that. Which was why He gave that answer. It takes a special kind of pettiness to tick off a tally sheet on forgiveness up to 490 (yes I used a calculator, big deal). If you’re operating at that level of petty then maybe you need the algebraic approach to things, but if you can then let it go sure Christ’s death covered this.

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Sometimes the tally sheet is for you.

Prayer

Dear Lord, You gave Hosea grace to forgive Gomer, so I know I can rely on You for the grace to forgive anything and anyone. Even myself. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

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GOD PROTECTS ME

Prayer

Dear Lord, I’m often weak and scared. Remind me that there is always safety and comfort in Your arms. You are my protector and an ever present help in times of trouble. I’m so grateful for Your presence. In Jesus name I pray. Amen