It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chapter 3, Page 21, Book 14



Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.  

Marlene Dietrich

Todays Focus:

Give up bitterness----turn to forgiveness.


Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Luke 12:7

Sometimes we forget about the tremendous value we have as human beings in God's eyes. For the One who has the power over all life and judgment, our worth is beyond our calculation.   It is very comforting to remember, then, in Whose hands rest all things.

Nothing leads to more disappointment and bitterness than the belief that you're owed something in life. When you choose to let go of bitterness and trust God to help you move on, I believe that He can bring about healing no matter what you’ve suffered.

When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge or embrace forgiveness and move forward.  Shake it off and move on.  Put your focus on what you can do today.

By choosing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy.  There we go again, did you see that word, gratitude!  So much can be solved when we are grateful for our blessings!

Forgiveness is one of the great virtues that all people should aspire for.  Holding a grudge is not only dangerous for your health.  Anger not only causes stress on the heart, but is hazardous for the soul.

I've learned . . . .that when you plan to get even with someone, 
you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.


4 comments:

jack69 said...

Again you make me think. I like that. Also I had to smile at the quote you picked from Marlene, VERY TRUE!!!

Love from Florida, We will have sun and clear skies today. Nice. We do have Spring...

betty said...

I too like that Marlene quote, too funny! That is so true about disappointment and bitterness if one believes they are owed something. Life doesn't come with any guarantees and Jesus specifically says when problems come, not if they come, so I do agree with you we need to keep trusting in God in everything and always be grateful for everything too!

betty

Chatty Crone said...

Not reheat his sin again. I suppose that is true for all.

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE that Marlene Dietrich quote.