And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
For a week I have been dealing with my Nineveh. God has had me under conviction that I needed to face my Nineveh like Jonah faced his. I’ve been holding on to mad and angry feelings with the man who bought my old place. He literally put me through a lot for 5 months. Then he finally decided it was ok to wire the money. I could fill a book with details but…our widow’s group leader, her message one morning was having a Jonah moment!?
The Holy Spirit opened up some stuff in me and on Good Friday I knew it was time for me to deal with these ugly feelings. So, I read through Jonah and God began to fill me with a peace I can’t explain. He showed me I needed to go out to Reuter and go out on the deck and pray. The only way to get to the deck was to go through the house. I did not want to go in the house. Then I was to ask his forgiveness and to forgive him. I love the way Jesus works.
I was super prepared to tell him all he had done to me and all my concerns. I was gonna tell him good! I had a good friend go with me who knows us both well. When we arrived, I said hello, etc. and excused myself and went out on the deck. I had total peace going through the house. I can’t explain the peace that washed over me. I took a deep breath of fresh air and just melted with relief. I went back in and knew I didn’t need to say anymore than, “I need your forgiveness and I forgive you.” I was done and ready to go home.
I’ve never experienced a more beautiful 3 days. I’ve been set free, no longer in chains. I’ve been washed clean. I feel like a new person.
Praise the Lord! Thank you, God. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Holy Spirit.