As we come to the end of the year I would like to encourage you regarding an issue we all deal with to some degree or another. Forgiveness toward others and ourselves.
- It requires death. In the case of Jesus, it required His death on the cross that our sins might be forgiven.
- For you and me it requires death to self (our flesh).
- It requires humility. In the case of Jesus, He yielded to His Father’s sending Him to earth.
- For you and me it requires admitting that we are human (therefore, not perfect) and not just merely saying the words but believing that truth.
Nothing will make you a hateful/bitter person more than the poison of unforgiveness towards others. And nothing prevents you from moving forward in your walk with God like the poison of not forgiving yourself. So, if you are hooked by unforgiveness towards others or self, Give It Up for 2017! Chose to walk in an attitude of Forgiveness in 2017 and let others and yourself off the hook. We at Pure Joy International want to “Thank” all of our Friends, Supporters, Partners, and above all the Most High God for all the lives that have been touched and changed for His Kingdom this past year as we have journeyed together. We pray that the year 2017 will see His named lifted on high more than ever in our life time that all men might be drawn to Him.
Revelation 4:8 (ESV)
8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”