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There is power in letting go of the past

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF RELEASE AND RESTORATION THROUGH FORGIVENESS

"REFRESHING COMES IN THE MORNING DEW" PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

“REFRESHING COMES IN THE MORNING DEW” PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES

Let your prayers and supplications be made know to God, the One who comforts your soul, body and spirit. Today is a new day, an opportunity for a new beginning; let’s begin it with this prayer:

Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13 NKJV)

When you EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF RELEASE AND RESTORATION THROUGH FORGIVENESS you fine peace of mind; yet, some people find it hard to do so? One thing I’ve determined about life is that at some point we will experience hurt and disappointment. We miss out when we allow those elements to rob us of the beauty of what God has given for us to enjoy. Jesus often spoke about forgiveness; we are reminded, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36 NIV), and there is actually healing in forgiveness.

The main problem is that many of us don’t want to forgive because holding on to grudges, anger and disappointments gives us a sense of power/control over those we’re angry with. For some reason we feel that if we forgive someone we’re letting them off easy, but the truth is that when you’re able to forgive, you’re releasing, letting go sets you free. By holding on to resentment you create a mental bond to that person you no longer wants to be a part of, it then becomes like a game of chess, locked in.

If someone has done you wrong tell them what they did, why it hurt and then release them, let it go. This can be done by writing a letter or through conversation; once everything is out in the open and the person you’re angry with is willing to make amends, open up with clear thought, seek to gather an understanding of what each of you are feeling. In order to put the past behind we must be willing to forgive. Pride and miscommunication often lead to broken relationships/bonds simply because no one wants to be the first to say, I’m sorry.

Above all, never allow someone else’s behavior to drain your strength; remember that you can EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF RELEASE AND RESTORATION THROUGH FORGIVENESS.

Do not leave yet click on this video and listen to Dr. Joyce Meyers share her story with you on How to release, forgive and let go…

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8 comments

  1. Happy New Year, my brother! Love you and your blessed blog!

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      Thank you so very much my dear friend, and a Happy and Joyful new year to you and your family as well. May you live in the peace, present and prosperity of the Lord throughout this brand new year…

  2. Too many pastors counsel and they have no idea of abuse and what women (men too) have endured in domestic violence. They just tell you to love, love, love…and stay and its wrong, You can’t let go of the past when your forced to keep contact with abusers. Luke 17:3 says “If” they repent, we have to forgive them. However, that doesn’t mean going back into the same situation which could drive some women right into suicide or real medical problems. There are some situations whereby, you cannot move on and let go of the past, until you let go of it and leave it at the Cross. Why can’t pastors understand this. (Some need to sit in some domestic violence clinics…in safe houses and witness first hand. Here a year ago, a father came in to the “safe house ” with a counseled appointment to see his wife and son, and he shot and killed his 10 year old son.) I rest my case.

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      My dear friend in Christ Jesus, I thank you for your deep insight, wisdom and knowledge pertaining to the subject at hand. I also agree with all you have provided to us here especially when you said this, “There are some situations whereby, you cannot move on and let go of the past, until you let go of it and leave it at the Cross.” This part of your statement is so critical to those who have been abused and are in need of been healed. Dr. Joyce Meyers shares her story with us about the abuse she under went by here own Father and how she was healed by letting go and leaving the past at the cross. The next part of your statement is critical for all of us who are Pastors and Counsels to understand and witness first hand. You said this, “Why can’t pastors understand this. (Some need to sit in some domestic violence clinics…in safe houses and witness first hand.” This is so important and I would encourage all who would attempt to do any type of teaching on domestic violence to do what you have suggested. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us as we leave the past of this year behind and enter into the future of this brand new year. Do have a Happy and Joyful New Year and continue to share with us your thoughts and ideals throughout this New Year. I truly do appreciate all that you have to offer to the building and uplifting of the Kingdom of God. I remain your brother in Christ Jesus, Pastor Davis…

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      My Dear Sister in Christ Jesus, May the Lord our God bless you, your family and ministry with His great abundance of wealth and prosperity in this coming season. Live in His peace and enjoy all that He will sit before you. We love you and appreciate all that you have done in helping to build and uplift the Kingdom of God…

  3. Amen Sister Shirley. I so agree with telling the person or persons who have behaved in a non Christ-like manner what they have done, forgive, release, let it go and say I’m sorry for whatever I may have done to hurt others.
    That is great advice for those who want to eliminate the weight of grudges. I praise God every day for letting me get COMPLETELY past my anger issues this past April. I have been blessed so much since by confronting people even if they avoid me knowing in their heart they were wrong, especially those in the church. Thank you Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for this post. Happy New Year Dear!- Shelia

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      We truly do serve an awesome God, who know our needs and the trials and tribulation that we endure on a daily basics, and He takes our tears, pain and heartaches and wipes them all away. Oh how we are truly blessed to be called sons and daughters of the most High. Thank you My Friend for sharing your personal story with us so that others may learn and be blessed for what God has done for us. You are a blessing to the Kingdom. Keep doing what God has called you to do in this brand new year. We love you, we appreciate you and we bless the Word of God to you, your family and your ministry.

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