A Time To Forgive
Forgive me! I was looking on this website for other information and
realized I cannot procrastinate any longer! Ask me to write a sermon on
‘Thankfulness,’ ‘Praising God,’ or the ‘Holy Spirit,’ and I’ll put the
pencil to the paper – ok - fingers to the laptop keys – and you’ll be able
to read a thought or two in a few minutes.
I step out of my comfort zone very quickly when I know that an article
is needed for the ‘Church Chatter Newsletter’ or this website. That’s why
following God is an amazing journey. About the time, we are settled and feel
like we know what we are doing in our walk, He puts something different in
front of us to keep us growing and serving Him in new ways.
I’m thinking that it will be easy for you to forgive me because I
procrastinated and didn’t change this article since August. Forgiving is one
of those God commands that pushes us out of our comfort zone too.
Do we ask for forgiveness because we procrastinated and didn’t buy
tickets on time which then cost $50.00 more or make a reservation and we had
to drive an extra hour to obtain a hotel room?
Do we expect people to forgive whatever wrong we do - and don’t bother
to ask for their forgiveness?
Too often, we won’t consider forgiving someone because we feel they
don’t deserve to be forgiven. We are determined to remember the wrong and
carry it with us to our grave! Too often – we do that too!!
Our Father God loves us so much, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to teach
us to love, to share, to be thankful, to praise and worship Him – to die for
our sins – even though He never sinned! He taught us to forgive while He was
We don’t have to ‘feel’ like forgiving – we just have to do it –
especially if we want to join Him in heaven one day. Our determination to
hang on to our hurts is not worth our fear of stepping out of our comfort
zone – it is not worth losing our eternal reward!
Forgive me for procrastinating – forgive those who have hurt you –
please do not procrastinate – we would enjoy meeting you one Sunday morning
Pastor: Washington Boro UMC
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