Monday, January 5, 2009

Having A Forgiving Heart


Having A Forgiving Heart

I wanted to take my time and carefully approach this next question. Because it deals with our young people I told her that I have been observing some young people carrying criticism and resentment toward their parents. Some reasons may be, they were given up for adoption or their parents did not spend enough time with them. None or very little family activities (ball games, camping or just regular outings) are practiced. They may have been victims of abuse or abandonment. All which can cause unforgiveness. I asked Dr. Canion when she addresses this area, how does she handle it? She so eloquently replied, “I tell the young people there are no perfect parents and in many instances it definitely does not negate the love a parent has for their child.” She went on to say that the enemy wants to enialate our youth. One of his major tools is media, television, and radio. She called it “a major demonic instrument that can cause a spirit of rebellion to rise up in our youth and resent authority.” On the average, she said parents spend approximately 4 out of 24 hours in a day with their children. Parents, she says, need to be consistently involved in their child’s life, especially in school! Youth spend an average of 8 hours a day in school. Parents, she said, must be supportive of the school their child is attending. That way, they will know what he or she is learning morally and educationally.

Her final analysis during our conversation was the ultimate answer we all look for. She said, “In order to experience forgiveness, we must first have a personal relationship with the Lord. When we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, we can begin to communicate with the only one who can heal and restore our hearts.” When we take our struggles of unforgiveness to the Father, expose yourself to Him. “His Love”... The Lords love can’t help but to overtake you. Your heart will begin to soften and a change will come over your life.

Dr. Tanda Canion Is presently active in the Ministries of Marriages, Single Parents and Youth. Her ministry also sponsors scholarships, holds revivals, conventions, and conferences across the country. Since the age of 18, she has given a tremendous amount of gifts to others. Just recently, she has given away a car and a fur coat to two well deserving individuals. She studied under the leadership of Pastor Joseph Denson, and she currently serves as the National President of Women’s Affairs for Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies under the leadership of Bishop Sherman Watkins and Vice-Prelate, Bishop T.D. Jakes. In addition to her ministry gifts, she has published a cookbook, a Manual for Women’s Ministry and recently launched a new make-up line Lyric named after her granddaughter. Dr. Canion is a faithful servant and takes her assignment in the Body of Christ very seriously. If you would like to contact Dr. Canion and the Assembly of Truth Ministries family. They are located at 350 Hills Ave., Atlanta, GA, or visit ■

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minister, edwina edwards

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