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Ooh Child, Forgive..

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Have you ever said to someone who offends or hurts you, “There is no way I am going to forgive you for what you did.” or maybe “I forgive you but i just can’t forget what you did.”

There are so many times I have been hurt by those I love and even mere acquaintances that I know how difficult it is to forgive the person and let go of all the pains and bad memories. The fact remains that as a Christian it is one of the things I must learn to embrace and do.

Based on my first post expressions of true christian spirituality, I am going to write on the next form of expression- Forgiveness.

“forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us….”

A portion of the Lord’s prayer we all struggle to embrace. But we have to. We must. It is part of who we are as Christians. I know how difficult it is to forgive and forget. I know because I have been hurt so many times by those I love and trust. sometimes, I feel there is just no way I can let go of the pain and even if I could I would not be able to forget the bad memories. Days and months pass and I realize that I have let go of the hurt and memories.

How was I able to do it?
Simple, I asked for help from the Holy Spirit and also confronted those who hurt me.

There is a saying, “It is better to debate a problem without settling it than to settle a problem without a debate.”

Talking to the person who has hurt you in instances where you can reach the person is a therapeutic way of confronting your hurt. It allows you the opportunity to let go of anger and resentment.

Another way is to just look forward to the next day. Look forward to the future and see beyond the pain however difficult it may seem at that moment. I achieve this by simply listening to songs that minister to the pain. There are many out there if you search and I find that they take me to a place far away from my anger and pain to the point I just forget.

Here is one of such songs,

THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS- OOH CHILD

Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get brighter
Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get brighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll get it together and we’ll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter
Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna be easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get be brighter
Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna be easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get be brighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll get it together and we’ll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll get it together and we’ll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter
Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get brighter
Ooh-oo child
Things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child
Things’ll get brighter
Right now, right now

Remember, forgiveness is a gradual healing process and with time and God’s grace you will find yourself free of its hold and limitations.

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Faith the Substance of…

Hello everyone, I just want to scribble down more inspirational quotes I have read this month.

It’s was becoming difficult for a while to believe in the things I was hoping for . I  needed to take a deep breath, listen, read and be inspired by the Holy Spirit through the scriptures and the words of men that I should not to lose faith. For as a believer we walk by faith and not by sight. 2Corinthians 5:7

I have retraced my steps and I am walking on the path of faith.

Am I succeeding? Yes I believe so.

For if I was not succeeding, I will not be writing this.

So I want to share some of the scripture and words that helped me.

Maybe someone out there is going through what I went through. Doubting themselves and losing faith because the things they desired, prayed and hoped for still have not materialized.

These are very simple but powerful words that have motivated me and helped “ginger” my faith in God.

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

“Faith is what will carry you beyond the garment of human understanding.”

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr

“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow or sun without rain but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”

-Unknown

“I don’t pray for God to take my problems away, I pray only for God to give me the strength to go through them.”
– Jose Lozano

Don’t lose faith. God is on His throne and He is working everything out for your good.

PS.

I know I said at the beginning  that I wanted to scribble some inspirational quotes. Ooops! Sorry! I got carried away…….(winks)

Edith Edremoda.

 

LOSING YOUR GIFTS..

When a ceiling fan is cut off from its power source, it continues to spin. Gradually the momentum reduces and in a matter of seconds it finally stops spinning.

The mistake we as Christians make is to believe that the gifts given to us by God will continue to remain in us overtime without any efforts on our part.

This is true only if we realize that just like the ceiling fan, if we cut off from out power source which is God, we will gradually lose our momentum and eventually stop moving.

One thing that I have come to realize is that we as true believers can be spiritually asleep at different degrees.

Using the illustration above, if as the ceiling fan gradually slows down and the power source which was initially turned off is turned back on, what will happen?

The fan will pick up momentum again and start spinning at the speed level it was turned on with.

Whatever gifts of the Holy Spirit we possess as Christians, if we do not try regularly to get spiritual nourishment from God, we will gradually lose them.

Eventually, just like the fan we will cease to spin at all.

Remain Blessed,

Edith Edremoda.