Michelle Armstrong: I’ll forgive
Michelle writes: I was surprised to find myself so intrigued by the radical act, “FORGIVE 70 x 7.” I knew the topic would encourage me to dig, and that the inspiration would arrive.
Just two weeks later, I was presented with the perfect opportunity! I awoke to find my car had been broken into. Many special things were taken, including a guitar I used for traveling. Immediately I knew I had to forgive this individual of the crime committed. The next morning I left for a three-day road trip, which gave me ample time to pray about the experience.
This healing encouraged me to discover that there were a plethora of small, dishonest acts I had committed in the past that I never forgave myself for. If I was going to completely accept this stranger’s innocence — I had to accept my own. I felt a beautiful freedom for both myself and this stranger by the end of the road trip. Thank you, Jesus, for such a profound lesson!
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FORGIVE 70 x 7
By Michelle Armstrong
And treasures gone
I was left to wonder
Who did wrong?
Who had stung my peace
In my past I’ve held on to errors
That I need to see
Just as false, and sure of healing
“Thy sins be, forgiven thee.” (Jesus)
I’ll forgive and pardon
until 70 x 7, And still
For us both, from within I know
We all need compassion and grace to grow
Thief, crook, burglar, robber
Blood upon our hands
Love can break the words that bind us
Free God’s man
Lured in by a lie that says you and I are
judged, defeated, alone..
But lies are nothing but lies… We’re safe in the world the Almighty knows.
With Him we are preserved.
Musician’s website: http://www.facebook.com/MichelleArmstrongMusicPosted on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Follow responses with the RSS feed
Topics: Christ Jesus, Social Problems | Tags: burglary, robbery, theif