Psalm 25:7 nlt

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We are imperfect people with imperfect ways.
When we forgive someone an offense we rarely, if ever, forget.  
When God pardons our sins He does not put us on parole.  
His compassion and mercy frees us from our sentence of condemnation.  
With the gift of grace our sins are forgiven and forgotten by God.

That God does not remember our sin is a difficult concept for me to grasp.
 Is it difficult for you?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Psalm 51:1 gwt

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Sin is rarely a single event.
It starts with our thoughts and imaginings 
then becomes animated and at work in our lives,
 affecting not only ourselves but those around us.

When we confess our sins and ask God’s forgiveness
 He forgives and forgets the sins.
Though we don’t deserve His grace, God,
in His mercy, erases them from His sight.

Can you even begin to grasp the magnitude of God’s forgiveness?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Matthew 6:12 niv

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Our debts in this verse refers to our sins, our offenses against God.
Sins that we have no way to pay for ourselves.
This debt can only be cancelled by the one who is owed.

We are to forgive those who offend us in the same way.
If we refuse to forgive the sins of others against us
we are depreciating the value of the forgiveness God gives to us.

Have you thought about how great is your debt that God has forgiven?
Is there someone who has sinned against you that you have not forgiven?
Will you cancel the debt and forgive the offense today?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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1 Peter 4:8

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When we deeply love one another we  do not keep accounts.
We do not keep ledgers of offenses, hurts, and sins.
We cover them with forgiveness.

Or do we?
Are we covering them or circulating them?

May today be a day of grace,

patricia