hat does forgiveness look like for you? Is it one way? Is it a two-way street? Do you see it as a way for healing and reconciliation to take place in a relationship or do you see it as a way to free you from the bondage of your offender?
Let me share this encouraging word with you, Atlanta. You are forgiven. You are loved. And you are free, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Your sin debt has already been paid for you and you are now able to walk free and in victory today.
~” So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”~John 8:36, New International Version~
It does not matter what you have done in the past. The blood of Jesus Christ has already forgiven you of your past, and as a result, you can walk forgiven and free today. You can now walk in the present as the child of God that the LORD above wants you to walk in.
It does not matter what you have done in the past. The blood of Jesus Christ has already forgiven you of your past, and as a result, you can walk forgiven and free today.
I remember a time in which I got into an argument with friends from college. We are no longer friends, but one of the friends sent me an encouraging birthday card in the mail which had written on it:
~”You are forgiven. You are loved.”~
While I did not understand the message of which my former friend was trying to convey to me, I did know and claim the Truth that Jesus is a forgiving God and that He loves me very much. This was not a very easy thing to do. I even had to go through a process of healing and restoration of discipleship counseling at my church to heal from the emotional wounds of which my former friends from college inflicted upon me during the argument so that I could experience the healing power of God that is found in Jesus Christ. Since I have officially completed my discipleship counseling at my church, I am now a walking and living testimony because of what Jesus did for me and as result of going to the discipleship counseling sessions at my church. Praise the LORD for His faithfulness to me!!
~” Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”~Lamentations 3:22-23, New International Version~
I am forgiven. I am loved. And I am free and you can be too, dear child of God. All you have to do is repent in areas that you need to ask the LORD to forgive you and he will forgive you. You also have to forgive your offender so that you can be free of the bondage that you are keeping or allowing or enabling for the offender to keep you in bondage. This is not an easy thing to do, but I know that by the power of Jesus Christ that you too can be forgiven and free and walk forgiven and free today.
Your story can be a testimony of the faithfulness, goodness, and mercy of God on your life. Ask the LORD and He will equip you with the tools you need to walk and live out the Truths of God today.
Your story is a testimony of the faithfulness, goodness, and mercy of God on your life.
~” But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”~James 1:22, English Standard Version~
Thank You for every person who has subscribed to Atlanta Christian Voice. Thank You for ordering every reader’s steps to the Atlanta Christian Voice website so that they can read encouraging stories of my testimony as well as encouraging news of how the power of Your Son, Jesus, is changing lives in Atlanta. I pray for healing in any area of the reader’s lives that need healing and for forgiveness in any areas of readers’ lives that need to receive Your forgiveness. I pray for Your hands to touch every reader today so that he or she can walk forgiven and free today. Let Your will be done so that every reader can experience the healing power of Jesus Christ today and walk in it. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,