Forgiveness, Prayer and Judging
Once again the three areas of my life that is in focus as a need right now, shows up in my bible reading. Forgiveness. Prayer. and Judging.
“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged…”
“But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Am I in danger of not being forgiven because I am angry about how I, and my family, was treated? I am not pursuing revenge or anything like that. I am just staying away from them. One reason I am staying away is because they have been adamant about continuing to hurt us. But does this mean I have not forgiven them? It is a real issue for me because I don’t know the answer and I for sure don’t want to do anything against God. It seems like a sin to let them hurt us, but at the same time I was an enemy of God when He sought me. It is a real dilemma that I have yet to get an answer to.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
I am horrible at prayer. I really need to commit some time to one on one conversation with the Father.