I watched an exercise DVD and imagined what it would be like to live in a svelte, strong body like the ones demonstrating the advanced Callanetics. But alas, watching exercise DVDs doesn’t tone bodies. Similarly, thinking about forgiving someone isn’t the same as forgiving.
There comes a time in any process when we must follow the Nike slogan, “Just do it.” In our series we’ve been spelling FREEDOM. The D in FREEDOM stands for Do it. We’ve discussed some of the benefits and barriers to forgiveness. Now it’s time to do it!
When We Forgive We—
- Trust God’s character.
- Transfer the debt they owe us over to God.
- Let God turn something awful into something awesome.
When I forgive I turn the offender over to the bill collector—God. They are moved off of my ledger onto His.Continue Reading