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10/31/10 2:41 P

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God Bless You! God loves it when His stray little lambs come back to Him and you have done just that! Keep lifting your friend up in prayer and perhaps one day, he too will see the light and make an effort to forgive and forget.

Read the Word every day and you will surely grow in your walk with Him!

kat

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10/30/10 4:37 P

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I just wanted to check in and followup. Thankyou all for your prayers.I have started reading the Bible and praying on a daily basis. I seek to walk as Jesus walked. I have been nonstop praying for my friend (exfriend, now I guess) for God to work on his heart and cleanse it from the hatred tht he has for me. I pray that God will heal the pain that I caused. I have also prayed for God to forgive my sins and to help me start the forgiveness process on myself. I know God works for the good in all things and I trust he will work through this situation. I guess you can say I have handed it all over too Him and it is now in his control. Please continue to pray for me as I travel this journey back to the Lord and get to know Him again. I will continue to keep you all posted. Have a great day!

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10/22/10 3:12 A

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Hello Friend!
Through all the ups and downs in my walk with the Lord, I have learnt that if we come back we are truly back. The Lord is more than waiting and excited about you, like the Father of the prodigal son. That is His attitude about you. (Beautiful Mercy and Grace!!)
But in all the times that I had to stumble 'back up my Father's driveway, covered in pig food' I have seen that what I have lost and needed to relearn is the ways of my Father's Household and my ability to hear His voice and my ability to experience Him intimately. As if my eyes have been in the dark to long and needed time to adjust to the sunlight. (Sin is the only thing that can cause us not to hear the Lord's voice, so get repenting...)
But what I want you to know for sure is this; From God's point of view you are embraced, completely cleaned, dressed in the best robes, seated with Him, having a feast of fattened calf. And the Lord's point of view is the one that counts. You don't have to act like a servant, you don't have to proof how sorry you are, you DON'T HAVE TO FEEL GUILTY, you don't have to proof yourself. You are being carried, all you have to do is spend time in the Word (One of the Names of Jesus) and in His Presence. Spend time enjoying your intimate relationship with the Lord. And obey His Word, because if you love Him you will apply what He says to your life. But don't strive or judge yourself. Let the Spirit lead you and show you how. Let Him supply the power to change. That is the beauty of the complete Gift of Jesus on the Cross.
By Grace Through Faith, Dear Friend....
Love DS

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10/21/10 2:27 P

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Thanks everyone for the great sound, Christian advice.
The road to forgiveness, is sure not an easy one. Please continue to pray for me as I find my way back to Jesus.

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10/19/10 11:53 P

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While I read through these wonderful words from our VS family and from Scripture, I just want to remind you that whatever you pray for this person, for the situation, or even moments where you don't have a clue what to pray....there is incredible hope.

The Holy Spirit prays on our behalf...He uses words, groans, that we can't even comprehend....so that brings me a lot of comfort....

In addition, our Lord is at the Father's right hand and intervenes for us...Jesus knows what is best and is constantly speaking on our behalf...best mediator in the world....

I hope this helps as well...you have asked for forgiveness...may God take even this situation to glorify His Name and resolve the issue....that is what He does! He builds bridges where chasms seem so large.

Blessings! emoticon

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10/19/10 7:26 P

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I read that you can't email or call this person. My question to you is, do you see them at all? Is this person a co-worker or someone in the neighborhood or a family member? The reason I ask is if you have honestly apologized to them and above to God but still have some kind of contact with them, then show them that all is forgiven by going out of your way to be nice to them in word and deed. There is also a verse in the bible that say by being nice to your enemy, you heap piles of coal on their head.

By doing this they will see that your apology was sincere and that you have forgiven them so maybe they will feel guilty and hopefully change their mind and attitude toward you.

Of course prayer is always the best way to get through anything. Pray for this person because if they are harboring ill feelings, they are missing out on a lot of blessings from God and themselves.

God Bless you and try to remember that you asked for forgiveness so God has forgiven you.

Kat

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10/19/10 9:19 A

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Sometimes it is extremely difficult to forgive someone. Sometimes really bad things happen to you or to your loved ones and yet that person that has caused that pain is the person that you have to forgive.

It has taken me years to forgive for some of the trials and tribulations that I have lived through, but wow does it ever feel better when you do finally forgive.

Maybe this person just needs some time and I think that praying for this person is the best medicine.

Betsy

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10/19/10 12:51 A

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Hello There!
The person who has been offended has the choice to forgive you or not. Please pray for her so that she will be able to do that for her sake, not so you can feel better, but so that she doesn't get into a LOT of trouble with the Lord. If she can't, she is in really dangerous water.
Did you repent of this matter to the Lord? Did you try to make things right with her by humbling yourself and apologising? (That is a though though one) Then please please just send her flowers and stop agonising about it. If God has forgiven you you are forgiven. Your slate is clean. (Isn't the Lord just so great?) No judgement, no condemnation for you if God has forgiven you. And you really should not offend Him by holding on to your feelings of guilt. They are not true, they are lies, Jesus was guilty so you don't have to be. (Those guilty feelings are really poison to your relationship with the Lord) So just keep praying for grace for her so that she does not offend God in her pain.
And ask the Lord what the specifics that you need to pray about are Like Strongholds of Rejection, or Betrayal. Get all that under the Blood of Jesus so that she will be able to see clearly with her spirit and will listen to what God says.
If she is not God's child, then you had better pray like you are praying in the Olympics. Her destiny is at stake.
Ask the Lord according to His Word that this situation will be redeemed by His Blood and that there will be a blessing and good things flowing from it. That His purpose will be served through this situation. (He promised that all things work together for good for those who love Him etc) So keep in the Word. And keep asking the Lord to protect you from all hate and evil flowing from this situation.
I am thinking about you, and I am also praying.
You can't make her forgive you and you can't make her love you again, you can't take away the wrong did to her, just bring all of this to the Lord and keep your hand out to her and keep her covered with your prayers even if it has to be from a distance.

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10/18/10 10:30 P

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We often hear these very difficult words: “love your enemies.” The Lord says to us, “...do good unto those that hate you.” These words are difficult for us to comprehend, because such a situation, to love one’s enemies, seems unnatural to us. But it is precisely in love for one’s enemies, in the payment of good in return for malice, that we discover in ourselves the true image of God.

It is easy to love those who have affection for us; it is easy to do something for those who respond in kind. But as Christians we must follow the example of Christ. I'm not sure I understand how someone could not like you...you seem like a very sweet and compassionate person, but you must remember, you've done your part. You've apologized. You've taken that first step towards reconciliation. Now it is up to that person to either forgive you or not. You have no more responsibility in this matter but TO pray. Perhaps they will have a change of heart. Perhaps they will not. But prayer is always a good place to start to find peace in your own heart. Our Heavenly Father will give you comfort and the peace of mind to be able to put this behind you if need be.

Until then, pray for this person. Maybe all they need is time to cool off. Perhaps their heart will soften with time. Let me share with you some scripture:

Luke 6:27-36

"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

I hope this helps some. I've been where you are and it worked out okay for me.

God bless.



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10/18/10 10:05 P

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I need some help. How do I go about praying for someone I caused a great deal of emotional hurt to and now this person has hatred in their heart for me. I have apoligized, but this person does not seem to want to forgive me. I can't call,or email this person anymore. Do you beleive that others can ever feel your prayers and have a change of heart?

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