Sovereign Love, Sovereign God
Posted: Thursday, October 19th, 2017Print
About Sovereign Love Series
There are two things we need to know and believe about God: His eternal power and His divine nature. Is God truly who He says He is: Sovereign Love?
The Sovereign Love Devotional Series has come to an end but our journey with the Lord will continue. We have a real treat for you today, an excerpt from Martha Kilpatrick’s upcoming book, Altogether Forgiven. This beautiful book is now being printed and is expected to ship in the middle of November. As a gift to all the people who support Shulamite Ministries and the message of Christ which is shared through Martha and John and many others, we are offering free shipping on all pre-orders. Visit Living Christian Books today and don’t miss out on our blessing for you!
(From “How to Forgive” in Altogether Forgiven):
I have a favorite verse . . . tried and true.
Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God.
Psalm 46:10 AMPC
Let the situation BE what it is and LET God handle it. Bow to the Lord, open your hands, lift them to God and say, “I accept the situation. You are God!”
Offenses and hurts tempt us to believe that God is not good enough to defend and not powerful enough to change the situation. Your faith is under attack. Let BE and Be still. Listen, be quiet, don’t talk, and you will soon know that . . .
God is God.
You can grip a situation or a wrong so tightly that you quench the Spirit’s move. You can worry yourself into a tizzy and you have taken over God’s chair to rule, even if only in thought and anguish. Until you ‘release it, leave it, let it drop,’ God will not move.
He waits for you to LET Him be God. Stop trying to fix it. Give up control, anguishing thoughts, imagined solutions.
Letting go is a skill to learn and a strength to acquire.
And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings.
Mark 11:25-26 AMPC
Jesus puts the ‘how’ in simple terms: forgive him, let it drop (leave it, let it go), leaving (the sins), letting them go, and giving up resentment] . . . And that is very hard work because to forgive is to die a little, or more often a lot.
To forgive, you will die to your rights and feelings. But to fail to forgive is to die to God and your own destiny.