God Spoke to Me Through You—the Power of Forgiveness

Today I want to write this Praise Report to encourage each of you to always follow your HH’s lead although it may not be easy.

I have a friend who I know now for a couple of years that we see each other when we are out boating. She is married and has a beautiful 7 year old daughter. A couple of weeks ago she mentioned something very difficult. She has been trying to get pregnant for a couple of years now and has 7 miscarriages. I felt so much hurt and knew that it was shared with me so I can pray for her although she has never expressed that. I assured her that He was in control and all in His timing. I SG for her and asked Him to guide me on how to pray and within that time He revealed forgiveness with her own mother. The only thing I knew at that time was that she didn’t talk to her much. Well, at another boating day, she opened up, without me asking, about why she didn’t talk to her mom and how much she hated her. Her mom abandoned the whole family when she found out her husband, (my friend’s dad) had terminal cancer and only had 6 months to live. She up and left one weekend and never

I SG for her and asked Him to guide me on how to pray and within that time He revealed unforgiveness with her own mother. The only thing I knew at that time was that she didn’t talk to her much. Well, at another boating day, she opened up, without me asking, about why she didn’t talk to her mom and how much she hated her. Her mom abandoned the whole family when she found out her husband, (my friend’s dad) had terminal cancer and only had 6 months to live. She up and left one weekend and never returne d. It was so hard to hear but I just listened because I knew her heart was hard and only our HH could touch her. All I could say was that HE loves her and I know He will heal her heart. I continued to pray for her asking our HH to guide me and to know how and when to talk to her about what he had put in my heart about forgiveness.

It was so hard to hear but I just listened because I knew her heart was hard and only our HH could touch her. All I could say was that HE loves her and I know He will heal her heart. I continued to pray for her asking our HH to guide me and to know how and when to talk to her about what he had put in my heart about forgiveness. Ladies, He is so faithful. On June 10th I opened up my devotional My Beloved and there were the words written for me.

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions” (Mark 11:25–26).

Beloved, forgive. Oh, how many wait, even with expectancy, yet fail this all-important principle—to forgive. They see the sin of others but are blind to their own. Or they measure their sin as less offensive to God. Oh, Beloved, our sins, all sins, separate us from God. A holy God cannot come close to sin. And the sin of pride and arrogance is the greatest.

Oh, how many wait, even with expectancy, yet fail this all-important principle—to forgive. They see the sin of others but are blind to their own. Or they measure their sin as less offensive to God. Oh, Beloved, our sins, all sins, separate us from God. A holy God cannot come close to sin. And the sin of pride and arrogance is the greatest. Have you sought God’s forgiveness but refuse to release your offenders from their debt?
Beloved, is it easy to see what everyone else is doing wrong? Then, my Beloved, you have not forgiven. For truly when we see ourselves in our sin, we become blind to the sins of all others. But when we have been forgiven, because we have seen ourselves as the sinners that we are and have received God’s mercy, the sins of others are quickly forgiven. For the Father’s forgiveness gives us new eyes and a new heart.

I read it and knew this was for her but before sending it, I prayed. “My Love, I don’t know how she will react especially when she feels she has every right to be angry with her mom. If this is what You are calling me to do, touch her heart and I leave it in Your hands.”

I send it to her in a text, but never mentioned anything about her mom and what she replied had me in tears.

“Thank you and God bless you. It’s funny how my father told me this when referring to my mom before he passed, you must forgive to be forgiven. My mom wants to come to see me this weekend for my birthday. I was going to sell her out and just take off to Orlando, but reading this made me reconsider accepting her visit. God spoke to me through you.”

Ladies, I have tears again writing about it. I know my HH wants to bless her with great miracles and the desires of her heart so I pray through His strength that she forgives and finds healing in Him. She was never really open about her faith, so it was hard to share but He is faithful and when He leads let’s obey. He is greater than anything of this world.”

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NLT

~ Lota in Puerto Rico who is our Spanish Minister

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Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He’s shown you how you can also encourage other women who need help and how you followed His lead? Aren’t you thankful that Lota shared this with you an Encouraging Woman?

Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”

Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!