Sovereign Love, Sovereign God
Posted: Tuesday, July 21st, 2020Print
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 book, Altogether Forgiven. If you don’t have this amazing book, I would grab yourself a copy today. The feedback we have received on this book is that it is dynamically impacting the readers, setting them free from years of bondage. This is beyond our hope, it is our absolute joy!
Altogether Forgiven will challenge what you think you know about this vital subject and open your heart to the oft-hidden riches you have but to receive. Our forgiveness is a life or death issue, and within these pages Martha reveals not just how to forgive or how to live forgiven, but the eternal purpose of forgiveness itself. “Forgiveness is more than a work to do… It is the power to change the world!”
(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.