What is your heart full of? Is it full of love, joy and peace...or is your heart full of anger, bitterness and depression? Our hearts will reflect what we carry inside of them. Jesus said, "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks" (Mt. 12:24). And "...out of the heart come evil thoughts" (Mt 15:19). He also said, "...forgive your brother from your heart" (Mt.18:35).
If we do not forgive from the heart, we will store up all kinds of evil thoughts that will manifest into harmful words, attitudes, and actions. If we do not forgive from that place of forgiveness that God extended us to, bitterness, anger, depression and resentment will fester inside of us and eat us alive like a cancer.
This week on Joyful Living, we talk about forgiving from the heart. Not so the person (or people) who harmed us can find freedom, but so we can find freedom and peace for our souls.