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As you gear up for the holiday season…and for gift giving….DO NOT FORGET THIS.
Give the gift of “Health And Healing.” There are people all around you that need to be healed…in many ways…emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically…and almost everyone need healing…in their finances…in their bank accounts…and even some need healing in their relationships and marriages…
So as you gear up to give…DO NOT FORGET TO…give the gift of HEALTH AND HEALING…a gift that will change a life forever!!!
––WE HAVE MADE IT EXTRA EASY TO GIVE THIS GIFT THIS YEAR–
PERFECT TIME TO MEND BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS
By Jeanniene Lee Maki
|Beloved, the holidays are the perfect time to mend broken relationships! Rather than allowing another year to pass and to place even a larger wedge of separation between you and family or friends, it is the perfect time to mend broken relationships.
The holidays are the perfect time to extend forgiveness and let go of the hurts of the past. Since they happened in the past, they need to be left in the past so you can go on with your future.
For yesterday’s hurts from broken relationships to hold you captive today, you must be operating in unforgiveness.
Unforgiveness will not only weaken your spirit and rob you of your faith when unchecked and not dealt with, but it will ultimately separate you from God. If we do not forgive others, it becomes impossible for God to forgive us.
And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, FORGIVE HIM AND LET IT DROP (leave it; let it go). IN ORDER THAT your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your [own] failings and shortcomings.
Now it would be unjust and unfair for Him to command us to do something that was impossible for us to do. Therefore, it is within our ability to forgive. God has enabled us with what is necessary to forgive. It doesn’t matter what has happened; you can forgive. Forgiveness is a choice.
Unforgiveness is connected to fear, and if you are a born-again Christian, fear is not natural to you. God has not given you a spirit of fear (2 Tim. 1:7a). Fear is a spirit that comes from Satan, not from God. The spirit that God gives us is absent of fear but is full of power, love and soundness of mind (2 Tim. 1:7b).
Rely on the comforting, helping, strengthening power of the Holy Spirit that is within you (John 14:16 AMP) to enable you to forgive. Then forgive by faith, not by feelings.
Decide To Forgive
After you have made that decision, speak and act in accordance with the decision you have made to forgive. Refuse to rehearse in your mind any longer or in your conversation with others the hurt they caused you.
Refuse to say anything negative about anyone who has hurt you. Refuse to allow the holiday gatherings to be another time, like it had been before, to relive over and over again the hurt that you suffered in the past. Let go of the past!
Seize the opportunities the holiday season brings by mending broken relationships during the time you spend at holiday gatherings. Use this time to mend relationships rather than engaging in strife, fussing, fighting and strengthening the wedge of separation.
Seize the opportunities that the holiday season brings by talking with those you have been bitter with all those years. Express your decision to forgive them and let go of the past. Try a warm, sincere hug.
Look for opportunities to bless those who have hurt you in both word and in deed. Make it a priority of your heart to go out of your way to do something exceptionally nice for them.
God will use this to not only bring healing and deliverance to your heart, but will use it to mend and restore the relationship that has been broken down due to calamity.
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