Why is it so easy to ask GOD for Forgiveness and so hard (almost impossible) to ask the "Real" Person we offended, for Forgiveness? Is it because we "accept" (not Believe in) there is "a GOD", and because we haven't seen HIM; HE becomes "unreal" to us? Or is it, when we have to ask a "real" person for forgiveness, we have to relive the "offense" all over again in seeking Forgiveness. When we ask GOD for "Forgiveness", we say, "FATHER, forgive us our sins", then move on. Has our GOD and our "REPENTANCE" become UNREAL and JUST WORDS? Psalm 51:16, "For YOU will not delight in sacrifice...The sacrifices of GOD are a broken spirit." Are we CONVICTED by the HOLY SPIRIT where we are "driven" to PRAISE and WORSHIP; or do we have GUILT by the evil one where we are "driven down" into an endless cycle? Conviction focuses our heart on GOD (and becomes VERY REAL) where Guilt focuses our heart upon ourselves. Forgiveness sets us free from Fear, anxiety, and free of ourselves. When we FORGIVE, we are set free from resentment and other harmful thoughts and emotions running rampant in our mind, body and SPIRIT. We should ask ourselves, are we driven by CONVICTION or GUILT in seeking FORGIVENESS. Is it with our REAL GOD, REAL PEOPLE or is it in our "Make Believe World" where FORGIVENESS is JUST WORDS?
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