Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Confession, the Way to Spiritual Health

Prayer Minute #0044
Mark 11:26

How many times have you been angry, and do not allow the other person to forget it?

If we are really honest with ourselves, probably most of us have fallen into that pattern at one time or another. Unfortunately for us, this pattern really is the result of unwillingness to forgive. Unwillingness to forgive is a powerful emotion that can harm relationships and bind us. Christ knew the danger of unforgiveness, and He warned us in Mark 11:26, "But if you do not forgive neither will the father forgive your trespasses" It is clear that unforgiveness also blocks a relationship with God and the way to have that relationship restored is to forgive others.

What should we do then? If we harbor any unforgiveness, we need to forgive and ask God to forgive us. Do it daily! Forgiveness will set you free!

Father, encourage us as we forgive others, and restore our relationship with you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

©2006 Lewis Turner

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