Journey On

I’ve just returned from another speaking tour, where I shared my personal story. I tell people the truth of my past and how Christ changed my present and my future forever. It’s tiring to make a journey like that, but I know from experience that God uses our personal transformation stories to change people’s hearts, so I do it.

There is an even longer journey ahead of us. You might not be familiar with it. That journey is the one where we meet people halfway. We forgive; we refuse to hold grudges.

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:15, NIV)

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37, NIV)

The trip might tire you out… but it is so worth it.

Prayer – Lord, I do not want to forgive _________________. But I love you and I want to do your will. So today, I ask your help. Give me the strength to make the journey into forgiveness. I forgive _________________________  for ________________________. Thanks God for the peace you give when I do what you ask. In Christ. Amen

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