Forgiveness is central to being a Christ-follower. We can't give what we have not received. And so many sincere Christ-followers have a hard time with forgiveness, because they struggle with one or more critical steps in God's process. The following steps to...
Forgiveness is central to being a Christ-follower. We can’t give what we have not received. And so many sincere Christ-followers have a hard time with forgiveness, because they struggle with one or more critical steps in God’s process.
The following steps to forgiveness are essential to be able to live in a world that continually requires us to seek Christ’s forgiveness, and grant it to ourselves and others.
Step 1: Humbly ask Christ for forgiveness for any and all sins; be specific and remorseful.
Step 2: Give Christ a commitment to strive to not sin again; be determined and hopeful.
Step 3: Accept the generous forgiveness from Christ; be grateful and relieved.
Step 4: Grant forgiveness to ourselves with the forgiveness of Christ; be compassionate.
Step 5: Grant others forgiveness in the same way it was received from Christ; be graceful.
GOD’S WORD ON FORGIVENESS
Here are six quick points to inspire us to fully embrace forgiveness:
Forgiveness is integral to being a Christ-follower. As recipients of God’s immeasurable grace, we must extend that same grace and forgiveness to others. Embracing forgiveness leads to transformed lives, mended relationships, and a deeper understanding of God’s love for humanity.
May we all fully embrace Christ’s forgiveness.
Your aspiring servant,
August 27, 2023
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