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Donnerstag, Juli 07, 2005

TO FORGIVE - OR NOT ??? "Matthew 5:38-48 (NRSV)"

"Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.- Luke 11:4 (NIV)"

FOR me, driving in traffic is an ongoing challenge to answer God'scall to forgive and be gracious to others. When another driver ignores a yield sign and races to cut me off, I don't always just relax and let the other car go ahead. But when I do, I experience a brief sense of calm satisfaction. When I don't, I am aware of my failure to always "forgive everyone who sins against [me]."
I wish Jesus had not worded this part of the Lord's Prayer as he did.In fact, I have begun to add to my praying of the Lord's Prayer this request: "Please help me be more forgiving today than I have been." I have noticed that since I began praying this way, I am regularly reminded of my need to be more forgiving -- especially when I am driving. These experiences assure me that God is answering my prayer whenever I am alert to the way the Holy Spirit nudges me through everyday events.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for reminding us through ordinary, daily events that in order to know your forgiveness we must forgive others.Amen.

Am I more -- or less -- forgiving than I used to be?
-- James Ross (Texas, USA)

PRAYER FOCUS : Impatient drivers


Today devotional is somewhat represent my struggle and my thoughts about driving in a quite-perfect way. I try to overcome the same problem since '99. Sometimes I win..sometimes I lose...but I believe...with God as my Leader..my Shepherd...always by my side...I will eventually overcome my anger...and be fruitful.

thought by IB Cakep | 5:34 PM |

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- wandering alone in universe...sailing the sky and reach for the stars.. -

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