“Forgive Us Our Debts” by George Clerie. This message really “impacted” me when I watched it online about 2 months ago. I got a lot of tremendous statements out of this message.
“Our society has taught us to carry the weight of the hurt. It doesn’t have to be major hurt but rather many minor hurts. It is not massiveness of the hurt but the accumulation of hurts that end up shutting up your heart. You end up carrying all these unresolved losses in your life. Do you want to know what it would be like to replace bitterness with the peace of God?” -George Clerie
“Our refusal to deal with sin, wether is our sin or the sin committed against us, will always hinder intimacy.” -George Clerie
“Jesus death for us was a demonstration of love was more pleasing to God then our disobedience displeases God.” -George Clerie
“The response will be spontaneous adoration not heavy obligation.” -George Clerie
“God is not trying to make me a debtor, He is trying to release me from being a debtor because the debt causes a wedge. What God wants intimacy not retribution.” -George Clerie
“Forgiving others is a celebration of God’s forgiveness, not forgiving others is a rejection of God’s forgiveness in my life. When I forgive others, I am declaring to others that I have been given a gift that I could not repay. Our forgiveness declares that we are not empty handed before God but full of His love.”-George Clerie
“All the debt the others owe us is swallowed up in the debt the Jesus forgave us. If Jesus is my fulfillment then no one can take that fulfillment from me. It is only when I am looking to others to be the source of my fulfillment that I feel wronged when they don’t give or when they take something from me. Forgiveness recognizes that no matter what others do to me it cannot diminish what God has done for me.” -George Clerie
“Mourning is the process for God to heal the heart. It is okay to mourn the loss of something that others take.” -George Clerie
“Maybe you say, ‘Well I just have moved on’ and God says, ‘you have moved on but you have taken it with you.’” -George Clerie
“It is important and necessary to acknowledge the loss because forgiveness is saying, ‘I am accepting and absorbing the brunt of this loss and I am no longer looking to you to make it right.’” -George Clerie
“When I forgive others, I am declaring to others that I have been given a gift that I could not repay. Our forgiveness declares that we are not empty handed before God but full of His love.” -George Clerie
I am going to post all of these quotes individually at some point.