“Totally Forgiven”

 “Totally Forgiven”

“Totally Forgiven”

by:Marie Bride

When I consider the way Our Heavenly Father Loves us I always find myself in absolute awe!

Think of the many times you have done something you are less then proud of?

Sometimes I find myself doing those self-evaluations. I am happy I did that. I want to do thus, but Lord I really wish I had not been in that horrible mood when I said those awful things to my brother and Lord I really wish I did not spend so much time in a bad frame of mind over how so and so behaves.

Do you know what I mean?

And then I allow myself to think of what my favorite things are and my favorite way to spend time and at the top of my list is water! It is such a cleansing feeling to think about water and especially to be in it.

I simply love to sit in the tub, read if possible, drink coffee or tea, sing and simply praise God for this awesome gift of water! There is nothing that helps me feel more refreshed or cleansed as indulging myself in water!

 Give ear to my prayer, O God;
do not hide yourself from my supplication.
 Attend to me, and answer me;
I am troubled in my complaint.
I am distraught

Psalm 55:1-2 (NRSVACE)

 

 And I say, ‘O that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;

Psalm 55:6 (NRSVACE)

And then I consider what my Lord Jesus did when He walked the road to Calvary, when He hung on that cross and paid for my sins, when He calls me by name to come and repent and draw my life breath from the gifts only He can offer me when I pray to be forgiven, His perfect Love, through the Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures. Nothing ever compares to that feeling of totally being forgiven and loved!

 

I would be honored if you would consider sharing a comment on being forgiven?

 

 

About Marie Bride: Avid reader and lover of books from the time I learned my prayers at age three. Passionately in love with the Lover of my soul Lord Jesus our King of Glory! Child of the Heavenly Father, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunt, great aunt and godmother. Past choir and hand bell member, wife, Catechist teacher, Religious formation teacher, Eucharistic Minister, Christ Renews His Parish participant and team member, high-end retail sales representative, financial advisor and numerous other events and activities.

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21 responses to ““Totally Forgiven”

  1. Forgiveness is such a wonderful thing. Jesus did this for us on the cross. And as he did this for us we have to do it to others when we may be hurt. It’s not always easy but if we don’t forgive when we are hurt it will cause bitterness and eat away at us.
    Lorraine x

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    • Yes, we are called to be forgivers,and i know from experience
      it is not always the easy choice but the one who helps us grow
      in our relationship with others and especially with our Lord!
      Thank You Lorraine for Blessing me with your comment and many
      Blessings to you!!!

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  2. Love it!!! Such a comforation to what I have been hearing and drawn too over the past week. “Forgiven”, “Water”, and also “Breath”.
    I have been forgiven of so much and while the enemy wants me to stay focused on the things of my past and even current situations that seem out of control, God keeps reminding me in His many ways that I am the righteousness of Him through Christ Jesus.
    Situations and people in my family may seem crazy, out of control, and beyond repair, but God keeps reminding me He’s got it, Christ “finished it”.
    Thank you so much for these encouraging words I need this very hour.
    God bless you.❤

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    • Oh Sandi,
      Thank You for leaving this comment that completely
      Blesses me you are a woman after my own heart with similar
      situation I relate even when I would prefer not to be challenged
      as I am right now. Thank You for taking time to comment, and may
      our Lord shower you with Blessings!

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  3. Forgiveness is the heart of the Gospel. If we do not accept the gift of forgiveness God offers us through faith in Jesus, we are still separated from Him because of our sins. God cannot live with our sins and yet He still loves us. Jesus is the personification of that forgiving love.

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    • Yes, our God’s love is truly beyond our comprehension. Amen.
      Thank You hisfirefly for taking time to leave a comment!

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  4. I do believe the Holy Spirit convicts me when I have said something not of Him or done something possibly not worthy of a Christian. I am trying to learn not to beat myself up about it as I used to in the past. I have learned to forgive others as well as myself and move on. Everyday is a new day in Christ.
    God promises that if we are willing to admit that we have been walking our own way and ask for His forgiveness and cleansing, He will empower us through His Spirit to live above and beyond ourselves and live the abundant life for which He has created us.

    1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

    Psalms 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

    Matthew 6:14-15
    “For if you forgive others 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.”

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  5. I believe without question that the most beautiful word in the English language is the word Forgiveness & Love.
    Forgiveness is the most tender and touching word that can ever be spoken upon earth, because of what it does and what it demands….LOVE. We fail. We make mistakes. We judge and get mad….but in the end we must forgive because He forgave us. IIt is one of the most highest degrees of Love.
    “Forgiveness is surrendering my right to hurt someone for hurting me.”

    Nothing is more Godly than forgiveness., no matter what the defense,

    Job 9:27 ~ “Though I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful”

    “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this
    man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins” ~ (Acts 13:38).
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    Praise the Lord.♥

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  6. God’s forgiveness is a soothing salve to my wounds… It is incredible to remember just how much He loves us…so much so that He went to the cross for each one of us. Amazing. When I remember that, I am comforted because I know I am loved…I am forgiven…and never alone.

    Blessings, Joan

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    • Thank You Joan for your encouraging words & I pray our precious Lord showers you with His Awesome Blessings!

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    • Thank You for taking time to visit and your comment I am so Blessed that you left a Holy Scripture!
      I pray you receive many Blessings this Holy week as we journey to Easter!

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