Journey in the Word

Karen Ingrid Clark

You Are Forgiven – The Call to Forgiveness

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Week Five – Day 4 – Thursday, September 29, 2016

Read MARK 11:20-25 (ESV) SOAP v 25wk5d4
20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.”22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

O – This passage is actually on prayer, and there’s a contingency statement: “whenever you stand praying forgive, in you have anything against anyone , SO THAT your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” We must go to HIM in the right frame of mind – when praying. We can’t have grudges or unforgiven relationships when we go to pray. It gets in the way! Also – it’s not just a lack of faith (v. 23), but an unforgiving spirit that causes prayer not to be answered. (v. 25,26) Note – v. 26 is not in some translations….

A – How can I expect my relationship with my Heavenly Father to be right, if my relationships here on earth aren’t right? I can’t go to Him with unforgiveness in my heart. I need to ensure right relationships here on earth, knowing that I’m called to forgiveness (Eph 4:32 – Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. – NIV). And – forgiveness is freeing!

P – Father God, bring to mind those times that I need to forgive. Help me to be gracious and understanding, forgiving and compassionate. Father, I need Your grace in those times. I know that You have forgiven me. Help me not to harbor bitter or angry feelings in my heart. Give me Your love. Thank You for Your forgiveness for me. Amen.

Forgiveness (Matthew West) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Lu5udXEZI
“Forgiveness” (Toby Mac) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfkhqpl81NA
‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we all step across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find, we find

It’s hanging over him like the clouds of Seattle
And ranin’ on his swag fallin’ deeper in his saddle
Its written on his face
He don’t have to speak a sound
Somebody call the five-o for we gotta man down

You can go and play it like you’re all rock and roll
But guilt does a job on each and every man’s soul
And when your head hits the pillow at the nightfall
You can bet your life that its gonna be a fight ya’ll

‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we’ve all stepped across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find
Forgiveness, forgiveness
And we all stumble and we fall
Bridges burn in the heat of it all
But nothing’s sweeter than the day,
sweeter than the day we call
out for forgiveness

Forgiveness, we all need, we all need, we all need forgiveness
Forgiveness, we all need, we all need

Mr. Lecrae
My momma told me what I would be in for
If I kept all this anger inside of me pent up
My heart been broken, my wounds been open
And I don’t know if I can hear I’m sorry being spoken
But those forgiven much , should be quicker to give it
And God forgave me for it all, Jesus bled forgiveness
So when the stones fly and they aimed at you
Just say forgive them, father, they know not that they do

Now you can go and play it like you’re all rock and roll
But guilt does a job on each and every man’s soul
And when your head hits the pillow at the nightfall
You can bet your life that its gonna be a fight ya’ll

‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we’ve all stepped across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find
Forgiveness, forgiveness
And we all stumble and we fall
Bridges burn in the heat of it all
But nothing’s sweeter than the day,
sweeter than the day we call
out for forgiveness

No matter how lost you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter how hurt you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter how wrong you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter who you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
From forgiveness
Ask for forgiveness

‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we’ve all stepped across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find
Forgiveness, forgiveness
And we all stumble and we fall
Bridges burn in the heat of it all
But nothing’s sweeter than the day,
sweeter than the day we call
out for forgiveness

Forgiveness
We all need, we all need, all need forgiveness
Forgiveness
We all need, we all need

No matter how lost you are, we all need forgiveness
No matter how hurt you are, we all need forgiveness
No matter how wrong you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter who you are, you’re not too far, you’re not too far

We all need forgiveness, forgiveness
We all need forgiveness, forgiveness
We all need forgiveness, forgiveness
We all need forgiveness, forgiveness

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