To remind us of those moments we could of and should of said no, and to prompt us to use this word no, more often this year!
Culturally, January is the reminding and prompting month and by the end of it, here in England at least, we’ve had enough! Along with the reminders and prompts are the necessary products we will need to remind us of what it is we say we want, and to help us achieve our goal!
What is this Father given product? Grace.
grace keeps no record of wrongs! 1 Cor 13:5
Within every memory is energy, a power that can, will and does moves us!
Shame, Guilt and Regret are all weights Father never created us to lift, hold, carry or rep with.
Guilt says I did something wrong. Shame says I am wrong. Grace is the answer to both!
Grace makes us both deserving and worth at the same time! Still find this mind blowing. What a product and it’s free!
Forgiving others is not easy!Neither is forgiving ourselves!
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
Jesus has experienced all that life and men can throw at us!
and bore our suffering,
Took up: a massive Hebrew thought – remove and utterly destroy!
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
Wounds: internal, that is bruises & external, that is blows; are both healed by and through His blood on the cross!
Some memories are devastating, despicable, depressing and yet even into these, He longs to bring His peace and one day also, His justice.
What she clung to eventually destroyed the surrounding environmentHer clinging perspective was catastrophic to her surroundingsWhat she deemed as valuable had destroyed what was ‘priceless!’
“What may we be clinging to that seems valuable, which might be destroying that which is priceless?”
- a mindset
- a tradition
- a attitude
- a loss
- a grudge
- pride, vengeance, bitterness, offence
when he apologises for what he said about me I’ll apologise to him!
Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit grace that could be theirs. Jonah 2:8
An idol is any person, possession or position, that we value and esteem above all, and from which we draw our sense of worth.
victim, betrayed, reject, loser, second, last, over-looked, abused, old, past it, lost it!
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Victor Frankl
A human being is a deciding being. Victor Frankl
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. Victor Frankl
Father never moves the goalposts!His unmerited love and unrivalled power are always there, regardless.
Is it time to fling and not cling?Time to forgive and release ourselves?Time to come back to grace and be stamped afresh?