Wow, Sunday already??! If you’ve been following along here on The Adorned Life, I don’t have to mention how bummed I am that the weekend is coming to an end. Like I mentioned here, I cannot believe how fast this month has passed. I guess I really can’t get over it since I’m still talking about it, but seriously the last week of October ALREADY?! Ok, I’ll get over it and move on… So, we’ve been out of town so much lately the hub and I decided that we weren’t going to do anymore out of town trips until Thanksgiving. While I do live in a small, sometimes sleepy town, I thought I’d share part two of our little anni getaway weekend.
had to share these silly photos of us… we made the same face almost every time. HA!
In this life we are tempted, tried, and even make mistakes ourselves. I know we all wish we were perfect and sinless, but one of the most important things is we were created perfect in God’s image; plus, the minute we commit any sin we are forgiven in the next instant. The cross takes care of it entirely, it is finished. So, where I’m going with this is that if we are forgiven for all our sins and Christ is our model, then it is possible to forgive as we have been forgiven. Here’s the scripture of the week, Matthew 18:21-22. It simply says – Then Peter came to him and asked, “how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!”
Now this is something that is made to be simple, but as humans we complicate things and make them so much harder than they need to be. Would we rather live in a place without hope? A place where we are never forgiven and never forgive as a result of that? I would never want that, as I accept that I fall short each and every day. Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies. It’s allowing someone to live in your mind rent free. So today, I challenge you to always forgive those who’ve wronged you, love them as you love yourself, and ask, believe, and receive the forgiveness as God’s gift to you. His word is the only truth we need.