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Where the Healing Begins

Forgiveness

By Starla Ward Karnes

I am so thankful that whenever God looks at me he doesn’t see me & label me for my past sins.

Jesus said if anyone looks after a woman with lust, he has committed adultery with her in his heart. The bible also says if you have hate for your brother, you are a murderer at heart. I know I am guilty of lust & hatred, but because of God’s great mercy he has lavished on me, I am covered & forgiven. When he looks at me, he does not see me for my past sins. He sees me as his holy princess, pure and spotless. Now that is amazing and that is love.

He commands us to forgive. God himself “forgets” our sins..he remembers them no more. That means he doesn’t continue to bring them up, think about them, condemn me for them, or label me for the sins I have done. When he looks at me, he doesn’t even see them because they can’t even compare to the brightness of Jesus’ glory that I am covered with.

We are followers of God, we are to be imitators of God. That means what he does, I do. What he says, I say. That is exactly what Yeshua said he did.

Satan is the accuser of the brethren. We have to be aware that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and the rulers of this dark world. Instead of shaming one another for our past sins, we should be prophesying words of life & edification over one another; speaking all the potential we know God sees in them and sings over them. We have authority to speak those things into existence!!

The bible says in 1 Peter 4:8 that “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves (love one another deeply): for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins.”

Our greatest commandment is to love God and to love one another. If we are in Yeshua, we are actually one with each other & should not be divided. Satan is trying to steal, kill, destroy, and divide our family. He always has and always will try. The real question is will we let him. Will we let him conform our thoughts about one another? Or will we choose by faith to believe the best about one another and look at others through the eyes of Love (God)?

I love how Yeshua chose to eat with sinners and tax collectors instead of isolating himself from them because of their wretchedness. I love how he chose to stay by my side while I was rejecting him and spitting in his face. He knew what he saw in me. He believed the very best in me and kept pursuing my heart. He never wrote me off or gave up on me. He died just to have a chance of me choosing him.

I love how Yeshua didn’t stone that woman. He didn’t condemn her. Her life was radically changed by his love.

I believe we can change other people’s lives by our radical, unconditional, unrelenting love.

I believe when we start praying for people we have problems with and speaking prophetically over them, God starts changing our hearts towards them.

I proclaim and declare that our family will be united. That perfect love will cast out all division, strife, unforgiveness, and hatred. I shatter every evil stronghold the devil has gripped us with, in our minds about one another. No weapon formed against us will prosper in Jesus mighty name.

Amen.

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Double Talk Quote:  I love all of you with all my heart ❤  I am believing the best in you.

Word that has lost its meaning:  unforgiveness

Bible Verse:  Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.  Proverbs 10:12

Relateable Lyrics:  Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North

“So you thought you had to keep this up, All the work that you do

So we think that you’re good, And you can’t believe it’s not enough…

Sparks will fly as grace collides, With the dark inside of us

So please don’t fight, This coming light, Let this blood come cover us….

This is where the healing begins, oh

This is where the healing starts

When you come to where you’re broken within

The light meets the dark”

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Believing for the Best in You

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Dear Husband,  

When you’re struggling, when you need a friend, when you are at an impasse and don’t know what to do;

When we can’t seem to come to an agreement, when I don’t understand your point of view, and you can’t see mine;

I don’t stop caring.  I’m believing in something.  I’m believing for the best in you.

 

Dear Children,

When you make mistakes, when you behave inappropriately or do the wrong thing, even when I discipline you, even when you think I’m disappointed in you;

Believe me, I’m seeing something.  I’m seeing growth.  I’m believing for the best in you.

 

Dear Mother,

When you feel alone, when you feel run down, when you’re hesitant to change, yet ready to move forward; I’ll be your cheerleader.  I’ll be your backup.  I’m believing for the best in you.  

 

Dear Sisters,

When we’re far apart, When we feel like we can’t relate, I have faith in our relationships; I’ll never doubt us.  I’m believing for the best in you.

 

Dear Brothers,

When we’re disconnected, when we have failures to communicate or forgive or see eye-to-eye, it’s okay, we’ll make it through; I’ll never stop having hope for reconciliation.   If you get weary, I’ll keep the faith for you.  I’m believing for the best in you.

 

Dear Friend,

When your life seems to be falling apart around you; When you feel like you have let me down; When I try to help but I’m not sure my efforts do any good; I won’t stop trying.  I’m believing for the best in you.

 

Dear Stranger,

When you need a helping hand; when a handout is not what you need, but a hand up, I won’t look down on you.  I won’t judge you for your past.  I won’t make assumptions about your situation.  I’m believing for the best in you.

 

Dear Self,

When I start dwelling over failures, when I judge myself by my past mistakes, I will stop.  I will forgive.  I will do better.  I will look at you the way God does.  He’s believing for the best in you.  

 

Double Talk Quote: two days before summer camp, Me to Mica: “So…Are you excited?”  Mica (enthusiastically):  “Um-hum!” (pause) “About what?”  (I guess she’s just excited in general!)


Bible Verse:  “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17


Word that has Lost its meaning: disbelief


Relatable Lyrics:  Believing For The Best In You by Stormie Omartian

“After all I’ve said to try and change your mind,

Are you still gonna doubt my words?

You can tell me your failures and point out your flaws – I don’t hear you…

…I’m believing for the best in you.”

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