It's a great day. This is your #DailyGraceCapsule (A Daily Devotional) for today September 23rd 2017.
WHO IS CONTROLLING YOU?
According to Richard Innes, there was a scene from a movie a few years ago called 'Nobody's Fool.' There's a working man named Donald Sullivan. Everybody calls him Sully. He's about sixty years old, and spent his whole life in the same town. When his parents died, he inherited their house.
He never moved in. Instead he left it alone. It was the house where his father beat him as a child. So he has left it alone, and every day he drives by to watch it slowly fall apart. One day he takes one of his friends, a builder, through that broken-down house.
The builder says, 'Sully, you could have saved this place. You could have fixed it up a little bit, rented it out. You could have sold it and put the money in your own pocket. Instead you stick it to your old man. What's it been—thirty, thirty-five years? You're still keeping score? Well, here's the good news: you won.
Failing to forgive keeps us bound by the past and under the control of the one whom we feel hurt us and towards whom we are still nursing a grudge—even if they are dead! Little by little it will also cause the love in our heart to decay and crumble. Furthermore, nursing grudges can take years off our life.
Point to ponder: - Failing to forgive keeps us bound by the past.
Verse to remember: - “If you are angry, don’t sin by nursing your grudge. Don’t let the sun go down with you still angry—get over it quickly.” Ephesians 4:26
Question to consider: - Who is controlling you?
Declaration: - I have grace to love.
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