Be Kind and Compassionate Forgiving One Another- Ephesians 4:32


I wasn’t going to write a post today..I needed to maybe pay bills or clean house or you know some of those things that keep life rolling along and my family happy and healthy..LOL

Annakissing

Living in the Pacific Northwest the Wintertime brings a lot of dark rainy and cloudy days..oh and the fog..yuck

But….

I’m pretty good at keeping the Sonshine Shining in my heart though..I’d say I’m a pretty joyful person…by the power of the Lord of course..

But this morning…

My 14 year old daughter and I had it out…

I don’t usually buy into the morning grouchiness..but today..I just let myself be sucked in…I was tired..

and because I let myself be sucked in and reacted..I now have broken fellowship with her…

“So what!”  I think in my heart..”she’s a smarty mouth grouchy girl!”  “selfish and self-centered”  Hummph I have every right to be angry at her!

Broken hearted..broken fellowship…not just with my daughter but..my own sin separates me from fellowship with my God..

I know my daughter and I know she is broken hearted too…

She say’s she’s sorry while I am driving her to school because she missed the bus…Grrrrr

I don’t want to forgive her and I say so..mostly because this has become a pattern in the past couple of weeks..I tell her why..

She’s too tired..

I’m too tired..

I watch her go into the gigantic building for school…and I wish I had been able to speak blessings over her..my heart breaks again..

Me and my big mouth…

Forgive me Lord…Let me forgive her Lord..Let me bless her Lord..fill me with your Love Lord!

Bitterness and unforgiveness…it’s like that yucky Fog…hanging around all day long where you can’t see the beautiful Sonshine.

I hate bitterness…I could write a book on that destroyer..

But God…

gently reminds me..the 10 reasons I need to forgive..

10 Reasons to Forgive

So I text her and say “I’m sorry..will you forgive me?”  and she texts me back “Yes, I’m sorry..will you forgive me?”

My relationship is right with my daughter..and most importantly right with God..

Matthew 5:23-24

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the alter and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.  First go and be reconciled to your brother: then come ad offer your gifts.”

I think I will do something to bless my daughter when she gets home from school..don’t ya think..

I’ve said enough..Have a great day!

 

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  1. says

    Hey Shari,

    We are all human and we all have feelings! I needed to read this tonight. LOL I’m about to do something for someone…however, with a bitter heart. This someone is a family member. They need help, and it seems I’m the only one in the family that can do it because (I work from home) :p

    Well, I desperately need to get past this bitterness. It is what it is, and it’s not going to change! So I look at it this way now, “Do this for this person now while I can while they need me, it will sure to make a difference in their life.” After reading your post, I’m like, wow making a difference in someone’s life is powerful stuff! =)

    And I also need a forgiving heart right now, well the Lord knows my heart. lol Thanks much for your post Shari! :o) God bless!
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    • says

      Hi Tammy! Awww what an encouragement you are to me..yes we are all definately human for sure..It is so true..we have so much power..I believe..God given to bless or curse others..
      You are such a blessing Tammy and I pray God will bless you richly for your kindness toward this family member :) Blessings!

  2. says

    What a blessing, Shari, that you didn’t let it fester in you and neither did she. Sometimes we get tired. It’s not an excuse but it’s an understanding and when we recognize this, we do our best to make sure we’re always rested so our family can always experience our best. Speaking of which, it’s really late so I think I’d better turn in for the night :).
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    • says

      Thank you Deidra..it’s not easy to apologize sometimes..LOL we all know that..but it’s right in the eyes of the Lord :) And that’s what matters. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

  3. says

    Thank you Shari, it sounds like we are blessings and inspiration to each other. Awesome. :)

    Yes, it is very hard to say “sorry” a lot of times, especially when you’re stubborn (like me)! lol However, it is so very important that we do this because you never know when the person you were cross with will be taken from you. How horrible it would be if that were to happen BEFORE you had the chance to say sorry and make things right AND also forgive the person if need be.

    I’m so very glad everything worked out for you and your daughter. :o)
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