IDOK Devotion for Friday, November 19, 2010
Today I heard Chris Shook say:
” A Loving relationship is as much about what you let go of as much as what you hold on to.”
How would that revolutionize our relationships with spouses, children, family, friends?
Letting go of our ‘right to hold it against them’ does not let them off the hook . . . it lets US off the hook!
Forgiveness. One of the greatest gifts ever given to mankind. The only one that tops it is LOVE. And yet these gifts come wrapped together, for only love enables one to forgive. And forgiveness enables us to love.
So what do you need to let go of so a loving relationship can continue? And will you do it?
Philippians 3: (New American Standard Bible) 13Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Obedience to these verses matures us as Christians and yet as we embrace them for JESUS sake, to know Him and become more like Him, we will find ourselves letting go horizontally, giving way for other relationships to keep on going and going.
Sweet Blessings Be upon each of you this weekend!
Holy hugs, kt