Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fountains of Living Water: Let Them Eat Cake!

I had a dream last night about a woman who was sitting at a kitchen table with a piece of white cake with coconut frosting in front of her, as well as a walkie-talkie on the table before her. (This woman is someone that I know in the natural realm who has the bad habit of grumbling and complaining.) All this woman could do was grumble about the last time she ate at a particular restaurant. She complained that they purposely withheld the cake from her. She was so distracted by the the apparent injustice, that she didn't see the cake right in front of her.

As she continued to complain, her grandson, who was filled with joy, played with his friends across the street. He had a walkie-talkie which he occasionally used to call the woman's name in an attempt to change her focus. In an attempt to clear up the reception, I took the plug and raised it up in the air and attached it to the metal light frame. The voice of the child was now very clear and he was calling the woman's name, but she did not hear him. Not only did she have the cake before her now, but she also has a child who loves her dearly. The woman was preoccupied to the point where she could see none of these blessings.

This world is full of hurts and injustices, and all of us have been hurt at one time or another. The deepest hurts and injustices have come by the hand of those we have trusted, and we have been wounded to the very depths of our souls, BUT I believe the Lord is saying..."It is time to let go of the past injustices and forgive those who have hurt you. For by rehearsing the past, you are blinded to the blessings right in front of you."

It really doesn't matter who was wrong and who was right; That's for Jesus to decide. What matters now is that forgiveness flows from our hearts...a daily, moment by moment, choice to forgive. Jesus, empower us to forgive from our hearts!!! Amen!!!!

Colossians 3:13 (Amplified Bible)
"Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive]."

2 comments:

Crown of Beauty said...

Yes indeed, BG! Forgiveness is the key that will remove our blinders and open our hearts to appreciate the blessings and the mercy of God! I say AMEN to all that you have said in this post!

By the way, thank you for visiting my blog again. You are always the first to comment each time I have a new entry, and you have become really close to my heart even though we've never met face to fact. Thank you for your prayers! I can really feel them!

The painting on the wall that you saw in my Dec 27 log is that of Ernie's sister and brother in law and their family many years ago. They have a big house, a very lovely home, decorated with a touch of class and good taste, as you may have seen in some of the photos posted in my blog.

beautifulgraceblog said...

Thank you, dear friend. So very true. And I think it applies to my life very well...

Anyway. Thanks so much for stopping by. I've missed your blog more than you know(for some reason, I haven't really been reading blogs for a while).

-Maria