In the last post we talked about "unresolved sin" and how it robs from us the gift of love that all of us so desperately long for in marriage; in all relationships. We mentioned there is Good News and the "good news" can be found in trust. Our friends at Trueface say it like this:
To resolve our sin issues we must begin trusting who God says we are. We cannot mature without the healing gifts of grace.
What are the "healing gifts of grace"? The first one is love. 1 Peter 4:8, Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Receiving the love of God will start the healing process; knowing and trusting His love for us.
Packaged in His gift of love is repentance. Repentance is simply saying to ourselves and to Him, "I can't handle this act of selfishness (sin) done against me" and turning to the loving arms and face of God. He is big enough to handle it.
The other ultra powerful gift of love He has for us is forgiveness. First forgiving the "thief" our offender for our sake. This frees us from the harmful effects of the sin done against me (us). Nothing is required of the offender (thief). This is just between me (us) and God.
In these gifts beautiful gifts, we find the key to freedom and our loving God gets the glory. The cross of Jesus Christ is just that powerful. The power of love not found anywhere else or in anyone else.
Vic and Monique
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