July 29:2018

By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.
1 John 4:13-14 (NKJV)


Forgive. Let go and let God! It is absolutely necessary for your balance in life - spiritually and physically. Things that can stir annoyance or anger emanate from many and varied sources; even from those closest to us. It is natural to get angry, but it should not lead to offence. It is perfectly normal to express indignation over sin and injustice (an expression of love), but this should not escalate to fury. Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:26-27). When anger persists it leads to offence - one becomes bitter. If offence is allowed to persist, then one begins to walk in hatred.

Offence, if not nipped in the bud, grows into hate. Hate is a thought, as well as an evil vice that imprisons the heart with darkness. It is the very nature of Satan. You cannot hate without thinking of wilfully and maliciously hurting someone. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer (1John 3:15). You have got to protect your heart. Strive to resist unforgiveness. Do not do anything in the flesh. Do not be rash in decision making. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses (Mark 11:25-26).

By the mercies of God, let go. Even if what was done is really that bad, for your sake, think friendly thoughts and give yourself time to heal. Hand it over to God. Take deliberate actions to erase vile thoughts by practising love thoughts. When you practice friendly and merciful thoughts, you will draw peace to your heart. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things (Philippians 4:8).

Child of God, forgiveness is a great virtue. It brings God great joy. Had God not forgiven us our sins, we would have no access to the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Most who have hurt us are rather victims of their circumstances. They deserve our pity! Let God take over in that hurtful situation. You will be pleasantly surprised as to the eventual outcome.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): 1 John 4:20 Psalm 51:2

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Lord, I forgive all who I have held as prisoners in my heart! I rather see Your love and the glory that You have endowed me with. My heart remains pure and solely for thoughts that enthrone You as God over my life.

One Year Bible Reading: Revelation 13

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