The Lord’s Prayer

Today, I am working with the line in the above Prayer, “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”.  This, to me, can mean to be mistreated by someone which is an action.  It can easily promote a reaction, where it can have a power over us!  In the next instance, we are hypnotized or mesmerized to that action and it becomes all-consuming.

The Kingdom of Heaven is within and that is peace and harmony.  We can lose that feeling with one reaction.  By beginning with God in prayer, the power of Peace and Love can never be taken from us.  Psalms 27:4 reads, “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.”  This cannot be achieved by playing and replaying a misdeed.

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Forgiveness

 

Very recently, I read an article where a famous celebrity was nominated for an achievement award, which I personally didn’t think was deserving of her due to past political views she expressed.

As I related these views to my husband, he lovingly pointed out that was not how I professed to live my life.

There were strong, negative feelings surfacing toward this person and I soon recognized  I was reacting.

For some time now, I have realized that reaction does not support my life.  Also, I was holding her to something that had happened years ago.  At once, I knew there were traits I had outgrown and definitely wouldn’t want someone to think of me in that light.

With the forgiveness I experienced in forgiving the thoughts I had of her, I was freeing myself of old self-condemning thoughts of myself