Some invisible prisons hold a person captive more surely than iron bars could ever do. Such is the prison of shame. Author Denise Renner exposes the devil's lie that the hurts and shame of the past must inevitably define your future. Through her own poignant testimony of how she was personally delivered from the prison of shame, Denise points you to the path of your own deliverance: the Redeemer who was willing to bear every emotional wound known to man so you could live free.
In her book The Gift of Forgiveness, Denise Renner describes the power God has given the believer to release or to retain offenses that others commit against you. When you choose to forgive, you free not only yourself but also the other person from the oppression the enemy has brought to bear in the situation. You may not feel like forgiving the other person. You may not even want God to forgive him or her. But until you choose to walk in forgiveness, you are choosing to walk contrary to God.
Has God been asking you to do something that you just keep putting off? Maybe He's been talking to you about your health or a relationship. Perhaps He has dealt with you about laying aside an offense or a certain habit. Or He may have asked you to do your part in revealing His love in a difficult situation. The list could be endless, but the point is this: It's time to do what God has told you to do before the opportunity to obey Him is lost.