I hope your New Year has started off well! It’s only day 2 of the New Year and I do anticipate many changes to take place in this New Year of 2018!
Today, I saw this video clip courtesy of I Am Second of an innocent man called Jameel McGee who was sent to jail for 3 years because of the false testimony of a crooked cop named Officer Andrew Collins that had charged him with possession of narcotics while he was out buying milk and groceries. McGee missed the birth of his child while he was in prison for 3 years and the crooked cop Officer Collins had an encounter with God that led him to fess up to his mess and confess to McGee about how he had falsely accused him of having in his possession drugs that he had planted on him which led McGee to be falsely charged and convicted of a crime he did not commit and put him in prison.
I really love how real both of these men are when they confront each other over what had happened. Forgiveness is not easy but God has a way of reconciling differences between people in order to nurture a heart that is just like Jesus, who forgives Seventy times seven for the sins we commit.
The question is, can we forgive like Jesus? When you watch the video, think and meditate on this question and consider making it a goal to let go of those people that hurt you in the past and learn to walk in the freedom that forgiveness gives to your heart and your mind in this new year. Bitterness is like carrying a monkey on your back…it’s not supposed to be there but the longer you carry that monkey, the more monstrous your attitude could become if you choose not to let go of that monkey called “bitterness”. So for today, seek God to renew the spirit of your mind and your heart and ask God to help you let go of any area of bitterness that you may harbour against anyone and be set free so that you can soar, Amen! I pray that this video blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀
20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”