"A Forgiving Heart" a reprint

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Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 | By Kaye | In



I used to be one of those people who never forget. I never forget all the offences, insults or other forms of hurt and pain that certain people have inflicted on me. I used to keep them all bottled up inside that I'm pretty sure I could go off like a bomb anytime another battery of offence come my way. I keep track of incidents and episodes of sufferings and oppression by other people.
Although I am not vindictive, unknowingly I have kept grudges in my heart.
And it stayed there for a long time... A lot of people say forgiveness is easier said than done and without any hypocrisy- it is true. It is hard because forgiving requires as much humility as asking for forgiveness. It is equivalent to wiping the slate clean, it means letting down your guard and whatever pride you might have and open yourself up again towards the other party/ies. True forgiveness requires a lot from you. It requires you to let go of all the bitterness you have towards the other person, it requires understanding, compassion and humility.
And we're either bounded or set free by that choice. We could be bounded forever by grudges, bitterness and pain if we refuse to forgive or we could be free from all that. It is a choice we make.
For me- it took Jesus Christ's example of great mercy and love to move me into forgiving ( and then surrendering my life over to Him ). He changed my whole perception, He changed me. He set me free from the shackles of an unforgiving heart.
I could still look back to that one situation in my life where I was really breaking down- crying to the Lord asking for Him to avenge me for all my sufferings...my soul was in angst.
I feel mad, hurt, depressed...oppressed.
I was on the verge of giving it all up but while I was brooding with those thoughts and emotions- the Lord was ever so gently, speaking to me...in my mind and in my heart- He wants me to pray instead for that person.
I was taken aback for awhile, I asked why? He wants me to forgive. My mind was made up to just go but He wants me to stay. I wasn't imagining nor was I drunk that time but I was sure it was the Lord. A sweet, still small voice in the back of my mind- gentle yet persistent.
I gave Jesus my whole heart that afternoon and I told Him- if this is what you want me to do then I'll do it as long as you keep me close to you all the way to the end, as long as I have you with me I'll be okay. I just know I will. Then began my love affair with the Lord.
He took away all the bitterness in my heart. I felt lighter and most of all- I felt free. I am free. Burdens indeed become lighter and brighter indeed is my way... Forgiving is giving hope and change a chance- even if it may take awhile to see it, even if in our eyes they don't deserve it. For who are we to withold forgiveness ? We do learn life's lessons from our bad experiences and that is something we do not forget because it is added wisdom.
Learning from the past is valuable but bear in mind that people who has grieved us can change, so it won't hurt to give them a chance. Especially if we give it to the Lord. Friend, there is power in forgiveness. It is a door that opens up to healing- healing from all past hurts including every single person who has caused us to feel that way.
Sometimes staying angry is easier than letting it all go but it won't help us at all to stay miserable. Don't hold on to bad memories and don't re- live it over and over again in your head, it will just pull you down. Make room for second chances.
God Himself is a God of second chances. " Then Peter came unto him, and said, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him, seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times: but until seventy times seven. " Matthew 18: 21- 22
Calvary is the best example of it. God didn't gave up on us but He forgave all our sins- even if we don't deserve it and even if we didn't ask for it and yet He brought Himself to the cross, a meek and gentle lamb, making a way for us through his sacrifice to be able to reconcile us to Himself. In His eyes- we are perfect. Let's be merciful unto others as our Lord Jesus Christ is to us, and you won't regret it.
It's time to let go of that bondage, it's time for you to heal from past hurts and move on.

God is in Control

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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 | By Kaye | In

The world and it's systems may be falling apart all around us but to those who trust, follow and believe in God- fear not because He is in control of every single event. Sometimes, we can't help but feel agitated with what's happening out there in the world with things like recession, global warming, wars, calamities, terrorism, including how people reject the Gospel but let us not forget that everything which takes place was foreknown by the Lord. All these are meant to happen.
God is setting the stage for the final prophecies to take place, and if you are a keen observer you will realize that things are beginning to speed up.
Days are getting shorter, men's hearts are growing cold, the sign of the fig tree- Israel wants to reclaim it's heritage, the planets have just re-aligned, quakes and tremors are felt in very unlikely places, there is global recession and despite all encouragement, the scripture says it would only get worse.
Nature is ready, the global warming phenomena can be compared to an oven being heated up for the annihilation in the end...I know it sounds crude and morbid but friend, there is an end coming. The earth and it's people will be judged.

Are you ready for that day?

if not I want to let you know that there is a way of escape...if only you'll accept it. JESUS CHRIST can save you, He is the only one. I know I say this over and over again but that is the truth- your religion cannot save you, mother and father cannot, your church cannot too, not even your own good works BUT if you come to the author of life and accept Jesus as your Saviour AND Lord then nothing can hinder the fulfillment of God's promises to you, friend.
His promises of being a healer, a friend, a saviour and the transformer of your life- He will do it if you have faith enough to believe. If you are desperate enough to really want it.

Most prophecies have come to pass, there is almost no time left and we are just waiting for the last of the redeemed to come in- the last Bride then that is it, she will be raptured ! Amen.

In the book of the New Testament in Luke 21: 7-36, says:

7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 ¶ And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
29 ¶ And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

To some, I might sound like the chicken who keeps saying that the stars are falling from the sky or like the boy who cried wolf- a doomsayer...but I don't intend to cause fear or panic in anyone. But because I believe in the scriptures and the prophecies foretold, I feel obligated to share the truth to everyone, regardless whether you will accept it as truth or not, that decision is yours to make.
Though I will not tire to scream truth from the rooftops, until the Lord tells me to stop.
To fellow christians- it is time to rejoice because our redemption draweth nigh! amen.
We are on our way home!
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