Step 8

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

“If you are standing before the altar…and suddenly remember that a friend has something against you, leave your sacrifice there and go and be reconciled…and then come and offer your sacrifice to God. “ Matthew5:23-24

Not another writing assignment!  Now it’s up to us to clear up the wreckage of the past.  In order to do this we need to list every person we have wronged – let go of our resentments (every one), and become WILLING to make amends to them ALL, including our worst enemy!  How can this help us?  By releasing us from the grip of our past – clearing the record – erasing the slate – starting over (kind of similar to the way God forgives US!).

A.    Preparation precedes blessing:

  • Matt. 5:23-24                   Jer. 35:15 (KJV)
  • Jas. 5:16                          Luke 1:17

B.    Willingness;

  • 2 Cor. 8:3                        2 Cor. 8:9-12
  • Isa. 1:18-19                      1 Peter 5:2
  • Phil. 2:13

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