Gordon West and Adam Ormord sit down with Michayla White for a complicated and heartfelt conversation on the spiritual practice of "Letting Go of Getting Even."
Michayla White is the Executive Director of the International Network of Children's Ministry (www.incm.org), an important partner with KidZ at Heart. She is also a wife, a mother, and our dear friend.
The benefits of forgiveness go deep. A healthy, loving environment is cultivated by forgiveness. "Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends." (Proverbs 17:9 NLT)
Forgiveness really is a gift we give ourselves, as well as a gift we give to others. Forgiveness frees us to live at rest under the protection and justice of our powerful God. Forgiveness and freedom are impossible to separate.
Even though we see the benefits of forgiveness, we also recognize the layers of hurt and pain that make forgiveness so difficult. In fact, it is not something we are capable of doing on our own. Thankfully, God is right there with us, reminding us of the incredible grace and mercy being extended toward us each and every moment of our lives.
It's a challenge, for sure, but as we trust God and give way to forgiveness, we are set free from the bondage of bitterness. As leaders helping children fall deeply in love with Jesus, this is a very important subject. Please listen and download our free resource guide. We pray these resources will be an encouragement and an inspiration!
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KidZ at Heart Podcast Hosts:
Gordon West (KidZ at Heart, President/CEO)
Adam Ormord (KidZ at Heart, Chief Culture Officer)