Agape Love/Forgiveness

I love to walk. I love to walk with the Lord.

Walking with the Lord has been an incredible and rewarding journey for me. I learn a lot and something new each day from God. His Holy Spirit teaches me the things that are of Him and the things that are not of Him so that I know the difference.

~”But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”~John 14:26, ESV~

Knowing the difference is the key for me in my walk the the Lord so that I know right from wrong, good from evil, and Godly from ungodly. Every day is a learning experience for me from the Lord.

Right now, I am learning to walk in love with others. Recently, a co-worker said some really mean remarks about me openly and indirectly. She called me, “another random person.”

I immediately stopped what I was doing and heard what the co-worker said about me. I felt sad, but then I stopped to think about what the Word of God says in regards to feelings and convictions.

~”Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”~Proverbs 19:11, ESV~

Of course, the remarks that the co-worker said were wrong. But, it is in the glory of the Lord to overlook an offense. God commands us to quickly forgive and overlook offense so that we can be slow to anger.

I remembered this Scripture. Even though I was tempted to say something back to my co-worker, the Lord told me to remain silent and pray for her. I silently prayed for this co-worker as I continued to work throughout the day. This pleased God.

I even prayed for this co-worker during my quiet time this morning. Then, I let it go by surrendering this co-worker’s offense to the Lord. I am quick to forgive. I thank God that He gave me the strength and willingness to forgive this co-worker. The choice that I made to overlook this person’s offense is glorious to God.

~”Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”~Luke 17:3-4, ESV~

I praise the Lord that He gave me the ability to remain silent as my portion rather than to talk back to my co-worker. I thank God that He got me through another day at work. I can do anything with God by my side. With Him, it is possible to repent. With Him, it is possible to extend forgiveness to others. With Him, it is possible to love your neighbor that curses you, even when you bless him or her right back.

~”You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”~Leviticus 19:18, ESV~

God is so good! I praise Him for the power of love and forgiveness to my fellow neighbors, including my co-worker, so that I can be the witness and testimony of Jesus to her.

Praise Immanuel! Praise be to God! Thank You Jesus! Hallelujah!

 

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