"Forgiveness is the only gift I give."
What do I want to have? Whatever it is, to give it is the way to have it. And the more I grow, the more I realize that "Forgiveness...is the only gift I want" (1:1).
What can I possibly want more than absolute freedom from the burden of self-judgment? What can I possibly want beside this? To be free of self-condemnation is to acknowledge my perfection and completion as God created me. It is to recognize that nothing I have ever done, ever thought, or ever said, has ever diminished, even in the slightest, my value and loveliness in God's sight.
If this is what I want, let me give it today, because "Everything I give I give to myself" (1:2). Let me extend this recognition to everyone I meet today, that nothing they have ever done, ever thought, or ever said, has ever diminished, even in the slightest, their worth and value in my sight.
Every step in my salvation is already set (2:1). Nothing has been overlooked. There is no need to be restless or anxious, concerned about whether I will make it or when I will make it. I will. That is all I need to know. It is accomplished already, and I can travel this illusory journey in peace knowing that in reality it is already over.
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