A spirit of forgiveness is integrity in action.

Wait on the Lord

For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you “But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Matthew 6:14-15

What’s true forgiveness? It cost Jesus His life and the wrath of God. God now sees His children through the blood of Jesus. Jesus paid the price for my sins and the sins of the world. I need to see others through the blood of Jesus on the cross.

But how do I actually develop this mindset? I can say “I forgive you.” A week later I may see you and remember the hurt that I felt; indeed, my life may still be broken from that hurt … but my will is saying that “I forgive you.”

As Jesus hung from the cross, He said “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” He acknowledged that the…

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