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How Heavy Is Your Bag?

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by Barnabas H., Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Barnabas H.

    Barnabas H. <b>Oldtimer</b>

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    HOW HEAVY IS YOUR BAG?

    One Sunday our Bible Teacher had each one of us bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to class. For every person we'd refused to forgive in our life, we were told to choose a potato, with a black Magic Marker write on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag. Some of our bags, as you can imagine, were quite heavy. We were then told to carry this bag with us everywhere for one week, putting it beside our bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to our desk at work. The hassle of lugging this around with us made it clear what a weight we were carrying spiritually, and how we had to pay attention to it all the time to not forget, and keep leaving it in embarrassing places. Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty slime, which was a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping our pain and heavy negativity! Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person, and while that's true, it clearly is also a gift for ourselves! So the next time you decide you can't forgive someone, ask yourself. Isn't MY bag heavy enough? And next time when you pray, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

    "And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses." (Mark 11:25 KJV) :type:
     
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    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
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    What a great object lesson! I'm convicted just reading about it.
     
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    Me too!!!!! :praying:
     
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