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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Living Free of Unforgiveness - Day 26

Praying that our children will learn to forgive and truly allow forgiveness to be a part of their life is so vital for them to have happy productive adult lives. Omartian explains how she teaches her children from a very young age to say, "I forgive you" when someone apologies to help them fully understand what forgiveness is. This is such a great idea, I have always just allowed kids to respond with, "that's ok" but by doing this they are not fully allowing forgiveness to happen and it will gradually build up. By forgiving someone you are not saying what they did was right, but it allows you to be free. We must teach our children that forgiveness is a choice and it will allow you to live a life of freedom because of the God of justice. What a powerful area of our children's lives to pray about.

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you ,with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you. -Ephesians 4:31-32

Join me in my daily bible study as I read through The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartain.

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