Task: Take a personal inventory of your life... ask for forgivenesss from someone you hurt, no matter how long ago it happened.
"And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God," (The story of the ten lepers) Luke 17:15
I had the most wonderful, totally unexpected experience last week. Someone who had hurt me quite badly, almost thirty years ago, apologized out of the blue! I had forgiven them years ago and took full responsibility for the part I had in the problems. Still, when I got the apology, offered forgiveness and apologized myself, it was if a weight lifted off my heart. Even things that have long since past have the power to hurt and to heal. I am grateful for the friend that offered the apology and sincerely pray that the Lord will enlighten my heart and mind to any apologizes I have left to make.
The second part of this process is often overlooked. GIVE THANKS TO GOD!! Only He can put the desire to repent, or ask for forgiveness on our hearts. When apologizes come they are always initiated by His gentle command. Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful gift!