A dear friend was telling me how grateful he felt, especially these days. He is a businessman, that as many of us, has had his share of ups and downs. In a recent venture, he got into pretty difficult times, not because he didn’t know what he was doing, but because everything, and I mean everything came to a halt. Permits, referrals, inspections, income, all stopped. In this new place that he rented, he owed literally thousands of dollars, not because of poor stewardship, but because not being to operate on time due to circumstances completely out of his control. When he spoke to the landlord, expressing his eagerness to start getting up to date in his payments, since he recently was able open, she told him: “I am very happy that you are able to start, I know of your troubles, and I have been praying for you, so you can start this month, but you will start in zero, you owe me nothing”.
Wow!, this amazing story reminds me of how our debts have been forgiven. Jesus died on the cross for us and took all of our iniquities and forgave us. He made us anew, He cancelled our all of our debts and gave us a fresh start, and He didn’t had to do it. It also makes me search my heart to see if I need to forgive and cancel someone else’s debt. It might be a debt of money, but more importantly a debt of love or forgiveness.
Has someone hurt you, wronged you? Is there someone that you struggle to forgive when you see or think about? The scar in you life might be so great that it can’t be missed. It is a constant reminder of a painful and difficult time in your life. Time that you might be even going through right now. You can continue living your life with that feeling haunting you, or you can decide to be free. You can choose to forgive, you can choose to cancel the debt, even when you don’t have to.
Search your heart, seek the Lord and read His Word. You might be the one receiving a miracle today or even better, someone will hear your voice saying; It is Cancelled!
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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