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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 11: Forgiveness Forgives


What if the words

I AM SORRY

are not enough to mend a relationship?

What else is left?

And then you look at the

CROSS

that takes every

I AM SORRY

that falls from your lips

and

mends the most important relationship of all.

GOD AND YOU!

Three little words

that change your world.

Three little words

that cover ALL.

There is nothing too big

and there is nothing too small

that the words

I AM SORRY

don't cover.

"Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they're doing"

(Luke 23:24).

But what if the words

I AM SORRY

are not enough to mend a relationship in your life?

What if you really mean those words

when you say them,

but that they are not received as such?

What if it breaks your heart

that you never intended to do anything that would hurt someone so deeply,

as you can't even imagine doing or saying what you did,

yet you did?

What is there left to do if

I AM SORRY

is not enough for the receiver?

You still say

I AM SORRY.

You go to the CROSS and FORGIVE yourself.

For it is at the CROSS where

GRACE flows.

There is nothing left beyond

FORGIVENESS.

FORGIVENESS is one and done.

But oh how humbling it is

when your words are not enough for another,

who is so deeply hurt by you.

And that my friend is because we are fleshly blobs on this earth,

who fall so short of PERFECTION that we need

THE GRACE & FORGIVENESS OF JESUS.

Oh how Paul knew this so well.

Paul, who was Saul, before JESUS CHANGED his STORY,

from being a murderer of CHRISTIANS to a

FOLLOWER of CHRIST and writer of 13 books of the bible.

But oh the battle was real

for him,

between his flesh and the SPIRIT in him.

"For I do not understand my own actions

[I am baffled and bewildered by them].

I do not practice what I want to do,

but I am doing the very thing

I hate [and yielding to my human nature, my worldliness~

my sinful capacity].

Wretched and miserable man that I am!

Who will [rescue me and]

set me free from this body of death

[this corrupt, mortal existence]?

Thanks be to God [for my deliverance]

through Jesus Christ our Lord!"

(Romans 7 AMP).

Now that was a mouthful coming from the

FORGIVEN mouth of Paul.

So what is left when

I AM SORRY

is not enough.

There is nothing left,

but to say it anyway

and to

RECEIVE HIS FORGIVENESS

because

GOD means what HE says and says what HE means

or

JESUS would have never had to get on the

CROSS on the first place.

Because

"HE'S CRAZY ABOUT YOU"

(listen to the song below)


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