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I Forgive! Standing in the Strength of Forgiveness

I Forgive! Standing in the Strength of Forgiveness     Briana Monai Thomas story begins with a trial of ongoing hurts yet with the yielding ability to find ways to quickly forgive and find inner peace within has been her compass and resolve.  She is cognizant enough to know that one of her purposes of sharing her story is to use any God-given platform to reach and bring healing to others.  Her story encompasses years of molestation while the perpetrator’s inability to show any repentance, humility, or at least, while imprisoned, be graceful and merciful to leave her alone. Briana states with a letter in her hand: “Instead he sends me degrading and hurtful letters through my mother when she either visits or he sends to her.”   Her mother made the decision to remain married to her step-father, the only father she has truly ever known.  With a quivering…

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Rejoice! You Won’t See This Enemy Again!

Exodus 14:13 (New American Standard Bible) But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. Today, I simply want to encourage you that the Lord shares with us time and time again of how he fights our battles. It is important for us to not let our hearts become troubled as we cast our cares on God. He will surely keep us in perfect peace as our mind is stayed on him.  The above passage of scripture should make us rejoice that our God speaks peace to our hearts. “Do not fear!” Our caring and loving Father does not want us to operate in fear. Then he says stand by and see the salvation of the Lord. We don’t have…

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The Love Story of Grace

Our intimate journey with Christ is full of Him expressing and exposing more of his grace in our everyday lives. I was speaking with a friend who shared a very violent past. Parents that made some horrible choices that caused a lot of determent to this person as a child and as a middle-aged adult, years of dysfunction, seemingly has paralyzed as though left trapped in the past. The person began to share their flaws and paused because I seemed undaunted by their issues. Then stated, you aren’t going to beat me up, correct me, tell me how horrible of a Christian I am. My reply, I need God’s grace and you need God’s grace. I am not about throwing you away yet building you up through Christ.  What you are sharing with me is that you, as I and as we all, have mismanaged some areas in life. We are all…