WOW!!!  I am on such an amazing journey, folks.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  I simply cannot explain it in a manner that would allow you to “KNOW” what I now “KNOW” or to “FEEL” how I “FEEL” about ANY of it.  I do  H.O.P.E. (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) that “YOU” will also take a chance to experience God’s promises.  “YOUR” journey has already been mapped out.   EACH trial experienced along the paths you have chosen, or have yet to choose, is meant to be utilized.  Utilized  BY YOU,” in some way, shape or form to “HELP” others in a manner according to His plan “FOR… YOU”.  GOD IS GOOD… ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME… GOD IS GOOD!!!

“FORGIVENESS”… was a main topic of conversation during Monday night’s Bible Study class.  Hhhmmm…  “THIS”… has been difficult for “ME”.  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…  I am doing well in terms of forgiving “OTHERS”.  This is an area I have focused alot of attention on for the last 8 years.  I have made progress in this area… “forgiving others”.

During the video in bible study class on Monday night, Stormie Omartian, requested  us ladies to ask God to reveal unresolved issues regarding forgiveness in our lives.  I did as requested, folks. I ASKED.  And…  He ANSWERED.  I “JUST” realized… TODAY… during my early morning alone time with God (yep, the realization hit me right upside my head!) that I need to forgive Guess who???  Yep, I need to forgive… my “SELF”!!! 

There are many, Many, MANY sins that I have committed during my lifetime.  There is a specific memory I hold onto…  of a major sin,  to “ME”… committed by “ME” that I have NEVER FORGOTTEN.  “IT” (the specific sin) has caused inner turmoil for much of my life.  “IT”… involves stealing money (coins) out of the wallet that had belonged to my deceased brother, Michael… many, Many, MANY years ago.  Yep, “Michael,” the very special little boy who died of leukemia at the age of 4, leaving behind a tremendous sense of pain and anguish that would touch the lives of many.

I had learned where Michael’s stuff was stored in a cedar chest up in the attic.  I sneaked up there… a few times.  And I stole money to buy little candies at a local dime-store… “Shoemaker’s”…  I think???  In Fayette, OH.  Hhhmmm… “THAT” memory breaks my heart.  WHY???  Oh, why… had I allowed myself to steal from a little boy who had died even before I was born???  For a few pieces of candy!!!  I knew it was wrong.  Way back then.  I think I was somewhere between 7-10 yrs of age… NOT REAL SURE.   I KNEW that stealing from Michael was wrong, but I did it anyway… for a few pieces of candy!!!  🙁  “THAT”… still brings tears to both eyes.

“FORGIVENESS”… sets you free, folks. Begin to “LET IT GO”…  whatever “IT” is… just begin to “LET IT GO”… and feel the relief of weight being removed.  You REALLY can feel the relief, folks.  IT’S AMAZING!!!  AMAZING GRACE!!!

Forgive others as necessary.  For they know not what they do.

Forgive yourself, as well.  For the “self” knows not what “it” does, either.  😉

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.