Faith….Forgiveness

“In order to forgive and be forgiven, we must have faith.”

Forgiveness

F – Free for us: Forgiveness is free because of the death of Jesus Christ: Romans 8:32

O – Obedient:  God commands us to forgive so that we may be forgiven: Matthew 6:15

R – Releasing: When we forgive we release the hurt that others have caused us

G – Generous: We should always forgive seventy times seven: Matthew 18:21-35

I – Inclusive: Everybody is able to forgive and receive forgiveness

V – Valuable: Forgiveness cost God the Father the death of His Only Son

E – Excellent: When we forgive and are forgiven we are able to reach our highest potential

N – Necessary: We cannot be healed without forgiving and being forgiven

S – Soothing: The cup of forgiveness tastes very good and it heals and soothes our broken hearts

S – Salvation: Because Yeshua Elohim forgave us, all who accept His forgiveness will be saved into Eternal Life.

How does forgiveness relate to Faith? The only way to achieve true forgiveness is to be connected to the Forgiver, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In order to be connected to Him you must believe that He exists, died for our sins, brought Himself back to life, and is in Heaven connecting us back to the Heavenly Father.

“In order to forgive and be forgiven, we must have faith.”

Faith….Healthy Self-Talk

“Be careful what you believe about yourself, because you become what you believe about you.”

Faith. What is it? The merriam-webster.com dictionary has 3 definitions of faith. I will highlight two:  Faith is a firm belief in something for which there is no proof; Faith is something that is believed, especially with strong conviction. We all have faith. We have faith that we will eat everyday, we have faith that the chairs we sit on will hold us up, we have faith that our cars will start, we have faith that we will wake up in the morning. Now that we have a better understanding of what faith is, lets briefly discuss how it relates to healthy self-talk.

We all believe a lot of things. We put our faith in football teams to win the game even if they’re currently losing. We believe our parents love us. We believe our spouses love us. We believe that we will do good in school, we believe that we will get paid for working on our jobs. We believe in ourselves…stop right there. Take a moment to think….Do I believe in myself? What am I telling myself daily? Does my self-talk look like this: “I am stupid.” “I can’t do it.” “I always make mistakes.” “I don’t look like him/her.” Or does it look like this: “I am intelligent.” “I can do anything.” “I fall, but I get up.” “I am happy being me.”

Our belief system, what we put our faith in, determines our self-talk, our self-talk determines our words/actions, our words/actions determine our habits, and our habits determine our character.

“Be careful what you believe about yourself, because you become what you believe about you.”