THE SWEET FRAGRANCE OF FORGIVENESS⠀

Over the years, I have noticed that something almost explainable is released into the atmosphere, and within me, when I forgive a hurt, unkind word or negative action.⠀

And amazingly, it always begins with my decision to forgive.⠀

Our choices have more influence on what is going on around us in the natural than we realise.⠀

My choice to respond with kindness, grace, mercy, compassion and forgiveness not only lightens my soul and spirit, but releases those as a gift about me. Whether it is received or not, God honours our desire to live free and model forgiveness.⠀
Just as Jesus did when He was amongst us.⠀

Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:31-32 (MSG)⠀

Want to shift the atmosphere about yourself? Invite God to show you if you are needing to forgive someone, and/or show them compassion and kindness wherever you are. He is always willing to guide us when we look to Him, and tune in to listen for His response.⠀

#hopefortheharddays

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