GOT A LIST? 4/21/09
Today in the car I was thinking about what the Lord
meant when He said, “Keep a short list” in regards to
apologies. I realized He was saying that when offenses
happen, we need to keep a short list by forgiving and
not bringing up a list of past offenses, and also keep a
short list of having the need to be forgiven.
I wondered about the idea that of having a list at all,
and then I realized that all of us are blind in one way
of another and so we all probably have a list of things
we are not forgiven of until the Lord opens our eyes and
we make right. And secondly, the blasphemy against the
Holy is not forgiven in this life of the world to come.
Scripture says that when we love someone, it keeps no
record or having been wronged.
1 Cor 13:5 NLT
Love does not demand its own way. Love is not
irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been
1 Cor 13:5 AMP
...it takes no account of the evil done to it [it
pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
So while I was driving in the car, I searched my heart
about all the major stumbling blocks that the enemy has
used to trip me up. And I verbally confessed once again
with a free heart, that I had forgiven those offenses
and I had not even a twinge of feelings about them and
barely could remember them. It was a very good feeling
to see how I had progressed over deep feelings of loss,
mourning and grief.
When I arrived at Fred Meyer I noticed a large truck
that was re-doing their billboard sign. The only words
on the sign were, “What’s on your list today?”
Ps 40:5 NLT
O LORD my God, you have done many miracles for us.
Your plans for us are too numerous to list. If I tried
to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come
to the end of them.