Day 25 - Love Forgives

Today's Verse:

What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ. – 2 Corinthians 2:10
Today's Message:

Is about forgiving your spouse for things that they may (or may NOT) have done. For me, this isn't really an issue. I think we passed this mark several years ago, in some situations that I won't share in this journal. The fact that I MAY have shared them years ago was probably what caused some of the issues we had. That's probably some of the benefits of following the concepts of this book.

Love is protective. Love is honorable. Love is trusting, kind, patient…etc. The list can go on forever. There are so many things that is required to truly say you 'love' someone or something.

If anything, I should be asking her about forgiving me for things that I have done. MOST of that has to do with finances and career choices made by me. I think it put too much pressure on her, as well as the rest of my family. It's not about the money. It's about the personal relationships that were hurt because of me not handling my business correctly. I have time to make that up though… and I am working on it.

If there is anything that I have not forgiven her for that I can say here, it's probably something that is ongoing. I'll think about that today and act on it later.
Today's Questions:

  • Is there anything that you haven't forgiven your spouse for?
Today's Dare:

Whatever you haven't forgiven in your mate, forgive it today. Let it go. Just as we ask Jesus to "forgive us our debts" each day, we must ask Him to help us "forgive our debtors" each day as well. Unforgiveness has been keeping you and your spouse in prison too long. Say from your heart, "I choose to forgive."

  • What did you forgive your spouse for today?
    • There really isn't anything to forgive my spouse for. About the only thing I can think of is that she picks up my coffee and other things before I am finished with them. That's about it.
  • How long have you been carrying the weight of it?
    • There isn't a whole lot of 'weight' with this one. If there is any weight at all It's the weight of realizing just how special she really is, and trying to figure out a way to return all the love coming my way.
  • What are the possibilities now that you've released this matter to God?
    • Possibilities are always endless with God.
Really, what I've gotten out of today's message… is that I am truly blessed with a great wife and friend. I will pray for those that may not find themselves in the same position, and hope that they find a way to fix whatever it is that is broken.
Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing. (Luke 23:34) - -



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