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11.15.22     Let Go


Did you know that the Cross is all about letting go?  God the Father is all about letting go? A majority of counseling and life issues are all about letting go?  All of these statements are true and once we can take in the reality of these truths, our lives will become more internally peaceful and stable.

One extremely important verse in the Bible concerning this is found in Matthew 6:14-15 :

 "IF you forgive men when they sin (offend) you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins (offenses), your Father (in heaven) will not forgive your sins."

Ephesians 4:32  "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Colossians 3:13  "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord for gave you."


Forgiveness does not mean we forget but that we let go of the "right" to hang onto the offense and to get even.  Forgiveness does not always mean this person who offended you is safe for you to be around but it does mean you let go of wishing any evil will upon them or that you continue to talk bad about them. Let go and let God deal with them.  Think about it. Each and everyone of us has wronged someone at some time in our life, intentionally or unintentionally. And it is a simple fact that we need heavenly Father's forgiveness between us and him every single day. We offend him in our thoughts, our speech, and our actions. I am grateful he sees us through the sacrifice of forgiveness his son Jesus made on the Cross.


Think about it. What kind of life do you want?  I want one filled with internal peace and unblocked answers to prayers, with the mercy and goodness of God weaving throughout my spirit and life, no matter what is happening externally.


Check out verses concerning forgiveness towards others, of ourselves, the work on the Cross. You simply cannot love Christ and not be wise to forgive and let go. Lets grow up, become mature in Christ, stop fussing and squabbling and offending. Amen.


-Pastor Sandra Matheson 

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Prayer:

Heavenly Father, bring to our remembrance of sacrifice that Jesus went through on the Cross to submit a blood sacrifice for our sins, individually and collectively. Let us be mindful of not taking on any offenses and not putting out any. Help us to remember we are all human and have stressful and bad days, hurts and wounds that cannot be seen, and how we would like to be treated as well. Give us wisdom to know when to truly forgive and to walk away, knowing that person or situation is not healthy for us. We desire to be free and healthy in mind, body, soul, and spirit.   Amen www.olivebranchdiscipleshipministries.com

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Enemy unseen

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM Comments comments (51)
O My gosh! As I sit here and listen to the news I am getting
more and more appalled by what man seems to think. Honest to goodness, why would a nation fall into such a snare! Yes, the atrocities that we are hearing in Syria are beyond our thinking and it breaks the heart of a good and decent person. However, I am drawn up short by my nation's actions. Who in their right mind would not consider any kind of an unprovoked attack on another nation as not being an act of war? This is not the UN or a collective group involved here, this is one nation - my nation - at least at the time of this writing.
Emotions, emotions, emotions. So many agendas. Perhaps the enemy has a plan; the enemy we can't see. Perhaps his plan is a snare unto our feet, entrapment to get another agenda started.  We all know that sometimes our greatest foe is the one who does not reveal himself, who hides as an innocent or a 'friend' to us; who seems safe and harmless....
Do you find in your own life that betrayal comes in the form of a friend or a person who seems to pose no threat; from some one you never would have suspected, someone you have placed your trust in? Do you find that the snares that grasp your feet are invisible and can have long-term struggles? Are you aware or is your thinking dull?
 
- Pastor Sandi
 
Psalm 35:20   Amplified Bible
For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against those who are quiet in the land.
Proverbs 27:6  New American Standard Bible
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Psalm 25:5  New American Standard Bible
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.