Reflecting on what the Lord’s Prayer teaches about forgiveness, Bishop T. D. Jakes (Let It Go) states that it will be difficult for us to forgive others if we are not eternally grateful for the forgiveness God grants to us.
But are we prepared, Bishop Jakes asks, to have God treat our sins the way we often treat the transgressions of others? He admits that there have been times in his life where he has struggled to speak those phrases about forgiveness in the Lord’s Prayer and absolutely wanted God to treat him differently than he was treating others.
How do we demonstrate and carry out the grace we’ve received from God? Bishop Jakes comments that “it is critical to our spiritual well-being that we discover the grace space in which God exists so that we can dwell in him by exemplifying his character even when our own is lacking.”
Colossians 3:16- “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”