One Greek word used to translate the word “forgive”is charizomai. Charizomai derived from the word charis, which means “grace.” This word appears 27 times in the New Testament Gospel. Extending grace to others enables us to bestow a favor unconditionally; to show one’s self gracious, kind, benevolent; or to grant forgiveness, to pardon. As believers we are called to forgive others just as Christ has forgiven us. (Eph 4:32) There is power and love in forgiveness (grace). Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.” So today if you are holding grace (forgiveness) hostage, it’s time to release and extend but don’t fret; extending grace (forgiveness) doesn’t make you a doormat, rather a doorway that leads to miraculous power, healing, restoration, and reconciliation.   


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I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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