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Love Wins!

There is a seed, born out of heartache, that ‘appears’ to be repentance–an all encompassing repentance; as if one were to cover the events of their entire life. One cannot do that, one can only repent for what has been.  Rather, heartache, often brings forth the ‘fruit of sorrow’ and sorrow causes one to want to repent–to rid the pain, for it ‘feels’ as if all is wrong.

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” II Corinthians 7:10 KJV

Sorrow not

For sorrow is punishment. To continue to sorrow is unbelief–if in faith you receive love, forgiveness, comfort–sorrow leaves. Without faith it is impossible to please Me.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Sorrow not

I want to relieve you of the hurt, answer your questions, deliver you from the pain of sorrow. But you revisit the wounds, rehearse your faults, failures and doubts–yes, I see.

Yes I know…but do you?

For if you see and know so much, that you have evidence to condemn yourself, then why is it you can grasp judgment, but not forgiveness?

Until you forgive yourself, you cannot forgive others.

And if you do not forgive others, I cannot forgive you.

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15

Now do you see?

For I do.

You must first begin with you!

Love yourself as I love you and then you will find that you love those too. Sorrow not–Love Wins!

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Let your repentance be that of, not loving yourself, then turn your heart toward home–home is where the heart is–I AM in your heart.

“–since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:23-26

“–and I heard a voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3b-4
 

Find Me There

To deny Me, is to deny the very essence of your being. You may have not denied Me for Salvation. You may have asked Me into your heart to dwell with you, be a friend to you. But when you hold back as ‘untouchable’ those areas of your heart you choose not to reveal or let go of, you deny not only Me, but yourself. You rob yourself the opportunity to be healed-to be touched by the one who loves you most; who esteems you highly as a prize–a treasured gift!

My love, I know it is painful to look within. You have hardened yourself–formed callous to not be reminded of the wounds within. But I AM gentle and kind and with you in mind, I will take that pain.

Forever

I have the ability and capability for that which would take endless council. But, when you open to Me, I know.

We don’t need to dig and divide for I know.

What seems monumental, is made very simple, when you bring it to the one who knows–the one who loves you the most. You will find Me there–right next to that care.

Trust

and Find Me There.

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-2

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-29

“Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.” I Peter 5:7

“–Have faith in God, Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will.” Mark 11:22-24

“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the Lord is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!” Psalms 34:1-8

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.'” Lamentations 3:22-24

“–I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother’s breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.” Psalms 131:2

“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” Psalms 31:24

 

 

Choose Forgiveness

Make peace with your brother while you have opportunity, for you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Let us examine your heart together…

  • Is there strife?
  • Is there unforgiveness?
  • Is there anger?

Or is it merely sorrow, for you have been unrelenting and kept the former in your heart for so long you no longer remember why? A bitter heart will rot the bones and eventually destroy your life. Whereas, forgiveness, takes a moment of humility that will deliver you from a lifetime of evil.

Make the decision today to open your heart to Me and allow Me to sort out what you have held tight, held captive and not trusted even yourself to examine. Together we can eradicate all you harbor that brings harm; irrigate the wound and let healing come. The weight that lifts off your shoulders will add years to your life–the sadness and anger will be gone.

When you forgive, I will forgive you and new life you will find. If only you would choose to forgive.

Let us begin

Let us be about your brothers’ business

Open your heart

I AM knocking

Let us begin

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Mt. 6:14-15

“You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.” Ps. 50:19-21

“Let the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Ps. 19:14

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Ps. 139:23-24

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” Ps. 51:10-12

“Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.'” Mt. 18:21