How to REALLY Forgive: Parts 3–6 Steps Toward Genuine Forgiveness

How to REALLY Forgive:   Parts 3–6 Steps Toward Genuine Forgiveness

Last blog we said that forgiveness is participating in something supernatural. It is a choice to be like God by depending on God for the grace to love those who have hurt and offended us. Today we want to outline the actual steps of the forgiveness process.

Step 1. Put words to who and what exactly need to be forgiven and grieve the event.

 

 

How to REALLY Forgive: Part 2

How to REALLY Forgive: Part 2

Forgiveness toward others is the response required by God when we have been sinned against.  Not only that, but it is the only response that will keep us from going down the road of continuing the cycle of sin.

Becoming Little Children

Becoming Little Children

A little boy spent a week with his grandparents who were farmers. Everyday the little boy sat on his grandpa's lap as they drove out on the tractor to work in the fields. The little boy's grandparents told him how much help he had been and that they couldn't wait for him to be with them again. The little boy was so convinced that he had been such an enormous help that he prayed for his grandparents at a church prayer meeting, "Dear God, please help my grandparents with all the work they have to do since I am not there. They need me so badly."

God Our Mother

God Our Mother

When I was a little guy, I suffered from numerous ear infections. I screamed through the night as my ears pounded with unbearable pain, at times making me delusional. Doctors, nurses and surgeries were common in those early years. My mother tenderly held me, rocked me through those dark nights, doing all she could to comfort me. Memories of her tender compassion are unforgettable. She is a picture of God. "As a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you (Isaiah 66:13)."