Each Mothers Day I share this testimomy in hopes that it will heal a relationship between a Mother and child. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone of us, each day is an opportunity to make things right.
Mom and I have not always had the best relationship in my early years growing up. But with God's strength and the power of his love within me, I was able to forgive, and asked her forgiveness as well.
What a day and moment of healing for the both of us many years ago. Jesus said in Mark 11:25.. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone forgive (leave it, let it go, ) in order that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you, your [own] failings and short comings.
Unforgiveness keeps us "stuck." Forgiving "frees" us to move on. How could I minister to other women, when I had an unforgiving spirit toward the most important woman in my life. God's calling in my life could not be fulfilled till I made peace with her and our past.
You see forgiveness is not saying what was done to you was okay, or excusing the hurt and pain someone caused in your life. Forgiveness is something you do for yourself, so your spirit, soul, and mind, are no longer prisoners of the past, or the person that hurt you.
Forgiveness says.. Lord as your child, I need to forgive because I need your forgiveness as well. I now leave my past with you, I leave this person with you, it is no longer mine to carry or battle with. I need to do this so I can move on with my life. The best Mother's Day Gift we ever gave each other was the gift of forgiveness.
Dear Lord, I thank you for the new love you poured into my soul one day , that I was also able to pour out to my mom. I pray if there is someone reading this that struggles with forgiving their own mom or someone in their life, that they will call upon you today and be filled with your power of love, your spirit of forgiveness, and strength beyond their own, to begin their journey toward healing.
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