This bitterness thing is kind of insidious. Sneaky mean. You think you've forgiven someone, and then something happens that shows you really just tried to sweep it under the rug. I'm pretty sure that's why God orchestrated this whole facebook snafu, to show me my shortcomings. especially when I'm getting ready to start a series on forgiveness! Bitterness, unresolved anger, unforgiveness, it's all an ugly cycle that keeps us in bondage, a prisoner of our own emotions, and we won't ever experience freedom and whole relationships until we get our arms around forgiving others. But it's not easy, but we're going to explore why it's essential and how to go about doing it. That starts this Sunday, September 12.
And I NEED YOUR HELP WITH IT! I'd really like to incorporate your stories throughout the next six weeks of how God has used forgiveness in your experience to bring about healing and wholeness in your relationships. I know, could I pick a topic that is a personal and has as much emotion tied to it? Well, there's one other I could think...but I'm not asking for those stories! Do you have a specific experience you could share in a couple of minutes on a Sunday morning? Email me, facebook me, or, heaven forbid, call me. I think it would be really powerful and movng t