Baggage

Forgiveness is very difficult! Especially when people seem to keep hurting you purposefully.

This is my wife’s blog, I added my own 2 cents in the comments section, but here it is for my readers. Read my wife’s post, no doubt she speaks for most if not all of us!

 

My reply:

We all are forgiven, IF we accept God’s UNDESERVED mercy and grace! Oh…. it is undeserved!!!

I believe that their are people in all of our lives, who regularly make it their mission, to remind us of our baggage. I like to think of them as being minions of Satan at those times. Maybe completely unknowingly. Human fraility.

Yet the truth is God has already forgiven us our sins, the very sins they are UNWILLING to forgive us of. And for that, they are in need of God’s forgiveness…… WHEW…… Amazingly God, perhaps, already has, but certainly will, if they seek it.

How can we do any less!  To be certain, I have done the same to someone else, either knowingly or unaware. I certainly want God’s forgiveness, and wish for those, whomever I have harmed, could forgive me as well.

I need God’s forgiveness and man’s forgivenss, and to forgive other’s even when THEY DON’T deserve it is to share the INCREDIBLE GIFT OF GOD (His unmerrited love) we all can receive. What a priviledge to share that with another, accepted by them or not!

Our Heavenly Father wants us to overcome this Cosmic Bullying, just like we want our kids to overcome bullying, and our parents wanted us to overcome our bulliies. We couldn’t do it on our own strength as children, but with our father’s help and the help of others it became possible.

God knows how hard forgiving the cosmic bullies can be. He doesn’t expect it to be done on our own…….

“24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:24-26

Ponder this as you deal with Cosmic Bullies;  What have you done to deserve forgiveness?

I think that about sums it up!

Love my Fragile Daisy!!!!!

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My Pandora channel list is set to a shuffle mix of Alanis Morrisette (angry girl), Maroon 5 (forgive me), Matt Kearney (because he’s super cool), Todd Agnew (obviously), Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande (both courtesy of Katy Beth…save me!), and a variety of others.  After dropping my kids off at school this morning, Isaiah 6 (by my brother, Todd) came on.  For me, this song takes my focus completely off the things of the world, and, for just a few minutes, offers a glimpse into the majesty of the throne room of God.  Holiness.  Worship.  Purification because we are fallen.  It also occurred to me that those who don’t share my belief in an almighty God would think that song, and the images it conveys, are just flat out cuh-ray-zee.    

This song especially struck me today because just last night David showed me a blog where the author’s…

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