Tag: Forgive

issumagijoujunnainermik!

George Whittenby George Whitten

Mark 11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Today’s word is not Hebrew or Greek, it’s Eskimo! The word is issumagijoujunnainermik. When missionaries first shared the gospel with the Eskimos, they couldn’t find any word in the Eskimo language for forgiveness. So, they took a number of Eskimo words and joined them to form a new word — Issu-magi-jou-jun-nai-ner-mik — and it became the Eskimo word for forgiveness. The individual words are “Not-being-able-to-think-about-it-anymore.”

Too often we remember the hurt, replaying it over and over again in our minds. Forgiveness is not something we do just once. It is something we must reaffirm every day. Whenever a hurtful memory comes up, remember the word Issu-magi-jou-jun-nai-ner-mik, and say, “I can’t think about it anymore, it’s in God’s hands.”

Rather than replay the hurt you may have acquired, replay God’s mercy, His grace, His love for us (and them) — when He freely gave His life. That will enable us to forget it and move forward.

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

 

The Room Of Nails

Jonathan Cahn 90x115by Jonathan Cahn

An imprisoned Christian in communist Bulgaria was put into a tiny cell with nails inside that pressed into him at the slightest movement. When his captors closed the door, he prayed, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” The warden, not knowing what he meant, ordered the door opened and asked the prisoner. When the commanding officer returned, he found the prisoner and the warden kneeling before God in worship. The warden turned to the officer and said “I’m no longer under your orders. I belong to the Messiah.” He too was put in prison. Whatever you’re going through, chances are it’s not worse than being tortured in a cell covered with nails in a communist prison. Yet this believer managed to love and pray for his enemies. The result was his enemy was saved. Messiah tells you to forgive your trespassers, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. Start forgiving, praying, and blessing them with an act of love. Because the love and grace of God in Messiah is the strongest force on earth that turns even the worst of your problems into victory.

Today’s Mission – Today, pray for your enemies, and even bless them with an act of love.

by Jonathan Cahn