Halleluiah! He is risen!! He is alive and I’m forgiven – heaven’s gates are open wide! He is alive!
This coming week during the FEAST we will be focusing on forgiveness. It will be an important week of heart felt work and freedom.
F=Fast from holding a grudge or unforgiveness. If thoughts crop up in your mind about someone who has wronged you – make a conscious choice to forgive them and turn them over to God.
E=Encourage someone you have difficulty with
A=Admit to God your anger or unforgiveness towards someone who has wronged you.
S=(Scripture) Ephesians 4:31-32; Genesis 50:15-21
T=Thank God for His forgiveness.
Put out of your life all these things: bad feelings about other people, anger, temper, loud talk, bad talk which hurts other people, and bad feelings which hurt other people. You must be kind to each other. Think of the other person. Forgive other people just as God forgave you because of Christ’s death on the cross. (Ephesians 4:31-32; New Life Version)
After burying his father, Joseph went back to Egypt. All his brothers who had come with him to bury his father returned with him. After the funeral, Joseph’s brothers talked among themselves: “What if Joseph is carrying a grudge and decides to pay us back for all the wrong we did him?” So they sent Joseph a message, “Before his death, your father gave this command: Tell Joseph, ‘Forgive your brothers’ sin—all that wrongdoing. They did treat you very badly.’ Will you do it? Will you forgive the sins of the servants of your father’s God?” When Joseph received their message, he wept. Then the brothers went in person to him, threw themselves on the ground before him and said, “We’ll be your slaves.” Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid. Do I act for God? Don’t you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now—life for many people. Easy now, you have nothing to fear; I’ll take care of you and your children.” He reassured them, speaking with them heart-to-heart. (Genesis 50:15-21; Message Bible)
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