Friday, October 21, 2016
After praying and pondering these last 2 days, I have decided to shut down my blog page. I have been doing it for 2 years now and still only have a handful of followers. However, I am keeping my blog FB page. I have hundreds of followers on there. I will continue posting daily readings, saints, memes, news and sharing YOUR POSTS! I hope you all will keep in touch with me there. I realized all this had become a chore, I didn't like it. I want to have more time to read your social media posts and not just skim them because I felt I had to check it off. I was reading and writing at the exclusion of chores, hobbies, exercise and worse my family and prayer time. I am technically challenged, not good at time management, and a perfectionist-a terrible combination for blogging. lol God bless!
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Forgiveness.This is another biggie in the mercy department. God tells us we have to forgive in the Bible and we know we have to, but that doesn't make it any easier. Not for me anyway.
References for Matthew 6:14
"For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14-15My daughter was date raped two years ago by a man she had been dating for about a month. He slipped her something at a wedding, then took her back to his place.
Until this happened, I can honestly say that I had never felt hate. I initially wanted to seek him out and inflict bodily harm on him. I even imagined what I would do and how I would do it. My husband is probably the only reason that I didn't. You see, he wanted to do it as well. In talking each other out of doing something foolish, we talked ourselves out of it as well. We've all gone through counselling these past two years. While the hard edges of my hate and vengeful spirit have softened, I can't honestly say that I have forgiven him yet. God knows that I want to and I'm trying. I'm praying that He honors my efforts and intent.
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." Mark 11:25
On a side note, my daughter, now 31, is doing very well. She is going with a wonderful man and I think they will soon get engaged. My husband never speaks of it any more. This is his way of coping and I pray he has found the strength to forgive. Please pray for me, that I may totally forgive. I invite any of you that feel called to do so, to share your story.
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