I read something the other day that really just messed me up.
“Those who teach that not forgiving someone is a block to getting healed are teaching dead works. It says I have to earn what Jesus died for me to have.” Anonymous
I have thought for a long time that Not forgiving someone in a way would separate me from the Lord. When in fact it just makes it extremely difficult to receive that he has forgiven me and loves me no matter what.
When I think back to what it really means to be saved. For me it means, I have the same inheritance that Jesus has. I sit at the right hand of the throne of God just like Jesus does does. That Christ lives in me. That the Lord will not forsake me. That I have been crucified with Christ. That I have been forgiven. That I forgive. That includes forgiving myself.
That I am the righteousness of Him
I believe with my whole heart that is true and fact. Which means if I’m struggling with forgiving someone or just walking in sin I’m not actually separated from God. He is still there He has not gone anywhere.
I’m the one who has changed.
I heard someone say one time, “if you will draw near to the God of the universe, He will draw near you and Then someone is going to change and it’s not going to be Him.
The Mirror, James 4.8 Snuggle up to the warm embrace of God; experience his closeness. The sinner can come with all stains washed from his hands; the double-minded can come with a purified heart. (In Christ every definition of distance or delay is cancelled
Do you need to change?