Tag: Forgiving

The Impossible People You Need

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

I know of ministers whose basic attitude is, I could have a very successful ministry. if I just didn’t have to deal with people. In the same way, you might be saying, I want to be loving, forgiving, and patient, but its impossible with the people I have to deal with. It would be a lot easier to be godly if we didn’t have to deal with people. But how could you be loving if you didn’t have people to love, or forgiving if you didn’t have people to forgive? The only type of people you can forgive are those who’ve sinned against you. How can you be patient if you don’t have people to be patient with? The only type of people to be patient with are those who are hard to be patient with. People come with baggage, but that’s the side issue. After God, people are the main issue, and your job is to love them. Set your heart on loving those impossible to love people in your life. Because there’s no way you’re going to be successful in the Lord, your ministry, or your calling – without people.

TODAY’S MISSION – Today, set your heart on loving those difficult people that God has placed in your life, and loving the rest more than you have.

by Jonathan Cahn

5th Mark: Forgiven Souls Are Forgiving

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Forgiven souls are FORGIVING. They do as they have been done by. They look over the offenses of their brethren. They endeavor to “walk in love, as Christ loved them, and gave Himself for them.” (Eph. 5:2.) They remember how God for Christ’s sake forgave them, and endeavor to do the same towards their fellow-creatures. Has He forgiven them pounds, and shall they not forgive a few pence? Doubtless in this, as in everything else, they come short—but this is their desire and their aim. A spiteful, quarrelsome Christian is a scandal to his profession. Forgiveness is the way by which every saved soul enters heaven. Forgiveness is the eternal subject of song with all the redeemed who inhabit heaven. Surely an unforgiving soul in heaven would find his heart completely out of tune. Surely we know nothing of Christ’s love to us but the name of it, if we do not love our brethren.

by J.C. Ryle