Posted by: TLC Fellowship | December 8, 2014

Waiting for Forgiveness

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Written by Lacy Aaron, member of TLC Fellowship

25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. ~ Mark 11:25

The second candle of Advent symbolizes love and love embraces and encompasses forgiveness. Christ came to show us how to love and forgive by living it, as stated in Mark 11:25, “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

As Christians, forgiveness of those who have done us wrong at one point in time can be a hard and bitter pill to swallow. We can shout all day long to God saying, “Open your flood gates of blessings to me, Lord, I have been faithful in your word and teachings.” Yet if you do not have the smallest measure of forgiveness, you will be waiting a very long time.

How can you expect God to forgive or bless you if you cannot do the same? Forgiveness is the strongest test towards your faith, right next to patiently waiting for your blessing. In the Lord’s prayer, does it not say “as we forgive those who have trespassed against us?” If we recite the Lord’s prayer word for word, are we not lying to God and ourselves when it comes to this verse of the prayer?

Waiting for forgiveness…waiting for forgiveness from God…waiting for forgiveness of ourselves…free your heart and mind of this one word.

Prayer: Lord I am sorry for all I have done wrong, holding a grudge, not waiting and believing in your word. One simple prayer can change and do so much for your faith and soul.


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