The Gift of Forgiveness by Brenda Drake


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This is a sample page in my upcoming daily devotional book Anointed With Fire.

Mathew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

It is an act of will to lay self aside
It is in its action; as if self-dies.
To forgive is like tearing out the bone of contention.
Its successful attributes are too numerous to mention.

The Gift of Forgiveness

The long list of offenses stored inside will be,
A terrible weight inside of thee.
The soul is over-burdened with certain stress;
This is the time to utilize one of God’s gifts.
When you practice laying this gift down,
Yet another gift you will have found.
Forgiveness is an offering that you receive back too.
When you forgive another, God also forgives you.
There is great power in this act; the reward is great.
Your heart is aligned with love and has rejected hate.
Peace returns accompanied by joy and rest.
This all happens when you practice forgiveness.
When you forgive you are set free;
Free from hurts and anger that would consume thee.
The other side of the gift you laid down.
Is for the one forgiven to be found.
Allow your Lord to bring increase to them too.
It is the gift that keeps giving, in forgiving, God’s light shine through.


            Lord, I know You died to save me and You forgave me before I knew about Your love. I also know the prayer You left as an example in the words, forgive us as we forgive others.  Help me Lord to give this gift to other as You gave it to me.

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