WOW! Congratulations to those that have been faithful to finish the course. We are in the last Chapter.
“Forgiveness Fully Formed”, Chapter Eleven. “Forgiveness the Passionate Journey” by Flora Slosson Wuellner. A great study on The Beatitudes. Wuellner walks us up Nine steps to forgiveness. Read with us opening page of our last chapter. Chapter Eleven!
I just have to share first sentence of next page; “These characteristics make forgiveness feel living, organic, active and moving.” Yes, give yourself a big hand! I’m giving you and me one👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
11 thoughts on “Forgiveness Fully Formed”
Thanks Debi, for your input…and your studying and sharing. Our study book, God’s Word and our input sure gives fertilizer for seeds planted in mind which helps us to continue our growth and healing. 🦋
Tammy, your faithfulness to steady the ship with tools from your medical kit kept us proactive so discouragement, apathy, and words don’t invade the body and hinder a safe docking. [ie finishing the book with results] 🐛
Rena’s love song blog (posted here) has shown naming correctly, forgiving and sharing has made her our art color for our study book. 🐣
And, Phil that speaks volumes to us through a very few picturesque words he offered along our journey. In these last few pages Wuellner speaks of the value of mind visuals. Phil’s words are supported through his love and gratitude 🙏🏻
And, thanks to jeepgary that kept the Word of God as embers to 🔥 flame as we kept heart for a continuous, steady commitment to the nine steps to forgiveness. The Word of God given throughtout this study consistently called us to be faithful, steady and obedient.
All that said a prayer, offered a verbal comment and supported in any way we say, thanks.
Let’s kept the flame aglow!
Thank you, Sara, for your prayers, teachings, encouragement to grow in Christ, etc. I can’t help but share this scripture as I write here …….”Hebrews 10: 19-25
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Thanks again, Sara, for your faithfulness to follow God’s Word, and help spur us on to learn and grow in Christ.✝
Thank you, Tammy. This scripture is so encouraging and vitally important to our overall wellness.
I feel so blessed to be a part of this gathering and the faithfulness of each one. We do spur one another on to love and do good deeds. ❤️
Vs 19 and 22 are so heartwarming for us.
Tammy, this scripture draws me to the sub-title quote from ancient wisdom, “In Christ the there is here.” Amen, Jacob awoke from sleep with great enlightenment, He was there (in the place) all along and I didn’t even know it.” Genesis 28:16
I, too, would like to say thank you Sara for providing the opportunity for this study, for your insight, creative writing and guidance throughout. It was a study that helped keep me focused and searching to learn and I looked forward to and appreciated reading daily what everyone wrote and shared. It was truly a bright spot in each day.
Thanks, Debi, so happy to be a part of studying God’s Word and learning from one another. His Word is forever and it never grows old. As, I think on never grows old-each spring as we celebrate very distinct seasons in No Va I find so many things have grown old, broken, in need of repair, paint or trash. But, when we get together online and study His mercies are new every morning. WOW what a 🎁.
So often I sideline one of our most essential graces that is so needful to our wholeness. Staying steady on our daily study prompted me to embrace a larger portion of the grace of prayer. Seemly, for me as forgiveness poured out Grace poured in. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Sara, you mentioned above the value of “staying steady in our daily study”. Some wisdom words from one of your books, “The Designs of One’s Heart – The Four Seasons” came to my mind: “… remind yourself of the words from the Chinese philosopher who said, ‘Renew thyself each day. Do it again and again and forever, again.”
I don’t think you can stay steady without this. A fire stays steady because it gets replenished with fuel. A plant grows steadily because as it gets depleted of nutrients and water and sunlight it needs a fresh supply.
For me, this study has been a way to be renewed and replenished each day.
Again, thank you.
“… Chinese philosopher who said, ‘Renew thyself each day. Do it again and again and forever, again.”
Debi, I like your analogies on how to renew oneself from fire and plant life (see above) Another wise one spoke these words, “…encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today“, Hebrew 3:13
I have often found one way to encourage myself when my fuel is low or fire on low is to reach out and encourage another and my flames burn hot and my wilted head revived. When we encourage another the leader and designer of encouragement shows up with the royal crown for encouragement….The Psalmist sang it the best, “ You, O Lord, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” psalms 3:3
I keep thinking about this ancient quote, “In Christ the there is here.” How many remember the hymn, “Heaven came down and glory filled my soul.” Awesome 🕯
I remember this hymn!🎤🎧🎼
“Heaven came down and glory filled my soul.” Awesome 🕯”
Yes, it is…I remember singing the hymn many times…”when at the cross the Savior made me whole. My sins were washed away and my night was turned to day…” (2nd and 3rd verse of chorus).
“Forgiveness Fully Formed”’ sounds so beautiful in the mind. And, feels so great to have completed the book with high hopes. 🏝 The test doesn’t feel quite so good. When ‘that person’ showed up on my radar I had a few thoughts from the past that still seems very good to me.