Happy Sunday! I am headed to church this morning, and then we have our Sunday dinner. We’ve spent most of the weekend with family and friends, so it’s been a good one.
I had a conversation recently with someone who was sharing their heart about a relationship they have with a family member. They were struggling with a disagreement, but truthfully, in the grand scheme of life, it wasn’t worth being upset over.
I asked them if the person they were upset with were in a car wreck and passed away would they be heartbroken that the relationship had not been mended and they immediately said yes.
I shared with them that life is too short to have broken relationships. If at all possible mend the relationship and move on in love.
Something similar to this happened to me. A relationship was strained, and the person passed away before I could mend it, so I know firsthand how that feels.
Colossians 3:13 says, Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Forgiveness is a process, but it’s worth the process once you get to the other side. There is definitely freedom in forgiveness.
Several years ago I shared this list of how to live our life from Max Lucado’s book, In The Eye of The Storm; A Day In The Life Of Jesus, and I think it’s worth repeating.
- Love God more than you fear hell.
- Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.
- When no one is watching, live as if someone is.
- Succeed at home first.
- Don’t spend tomorrow’s money today.
- Pray twice as much as you fret.
- Listen twice as much as you speak.
- Only harbor a grudge when God does.
- Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
- Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.
- ‘Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
- God has forgiven you; you’d be wise to do the same.
- When you can’t trace God’s hand, trust His heart.
- Toot your own horn, and the notes will be flat.
- Don’t feel guilty for God’s goodness.
- The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
- Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.
- Live your liturgy.
Remember, This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
This song reminds me of how thankful I am that God hasn’t given up on me! What about you? Aren’t you thankful He stays?
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