I have Rebloged this Post because it has a powerful message which when I received it years ago caused me to reflect on what my response was in regards to forgiving.
One of the most important things we need to do in our Christian walk is to forgive others who have hurt us or continue to hurt us, when we hold onto bitterness and resentment we are no longer in fellowship with God, He is Love and Love and hate cannot be in Unity.
If we are not praying for our enemies to be blessed as we would like to be and instead we are hoping they will suffer, if not now than in Hell, we are giving Satan a foothold in our lives and preventing God from forgiving us, how can we be forgiven when we are still sinning without repentance and that is what bitterness and resentment is, Sin!
Dr Smith a Seminary Professor who was teaching on the high cost of being unwilling to forgive, asked each of his students to bring a sack of potatoes to class. and for each person they refused to forgive, they had to select a potato and write on it the person’s name that had hurt them and caused them pain. Then for a month they each had to carry the sack of potatoes with them everywhere they went, even to bed.
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