I have a ‘Facebook’ Internet Bible Study. So, I have decided to start putting the ‘Questions’ (that may help others) and my ‘Responses’ to them in my blogs. No, I don’t know it all, and I don’t pretend to know it all. But I do know someone who does…It’s Jesus! He and His Word has it all covered for me.
QUESTION: Why is it easier for me to accept God’s forgiveness than it is to forgive myself? I try, but I really don’t deep down.
RESPONSE: You don’t have a ‘forgiveness problem’, what you have is a ‘love problem.’ You don’t love …you, it is impossible to forgive someone who you don’t love. Love enables you to do the impossible. Love will cause you to take a bullet for a friend, or a mother will lift a car off of her child. Love cannot do anything else but love. You are made in the image of God – WHICH QUALIFIES YOU FOR LOVE and Jesus dying for you makes you worthy.
The Message Bible:
Matthew 22:37 – 40 Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”
Learn this fact that, A persons actions will not make you love them, your decision makes you love them. LOVE IS NOT A REASON BUT A DECISION. God choose to love you by sending His Son Jesus (John 3:16). You are loved and you have one choice and one choice only and that is to simply love. You don’t make your choices according to feelings. Choices are make according to revelations not the sense realm (I think, I want, I feel). Stop letting the devil play with your mind. Aren’t you tired of trying to perfect you?… God is. That’s His job not yours. You make the decision just to do what He says to get the reward that He said you can have.
Amplified Bible (AMP) John 14:15 If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
You are complicating things by thinking about it over and over. How many times do you do that? Get over you. The definition of Worship is what you dwell on (THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU CHOOSE TO SPEND ON SOMETHING) and make it first in your life. That is why worry is ‘negative worship’ over something stupid. Yes, stupid because God ‘has/is’ the answer for every question. You are worshiping it because you are giving your sin more time than God.
When satan reminds you not to forgive you then take that self loathing and worship God WITH LOVE. Loathing and love cannot exist at the same time. Jesus died on the cross and said it, ‘is finished’, can He really do any more than what He has done? Why do you think more has to be done in your case? Stop it, make a decision to forgive you and don’t look back like Lot’s wife. OK…Jesus and I love you.
GOD IS LOVE, LOVE CONQUERS ALL…
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