Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- November 9, 2012
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Have you forgiven a friend, but still feel disconnected by distrust? What will it take to mend your mistrust? Perhaps time will heal your wounds and grow your confidence in their character. Furthermore for your faith to be reinstated in a broken trust there needs to be intentionality. Pray for your friend or spouse to be reconciled to God and daily recalibrated by His truth. Reconciliation with people begins with reconciliation to God.
Jesus calls you to the ministry of reconciliation. This is not an option but an obligation. Like Christ, you do not count another’s sin against them. You show mercy because the Lord has shown you mercy. By faith lift the anchor on your ship of reconciliation and sail from the harbor of hurt. Jesus draws you to Himself, so you can draw others to yourself. The world takes notice when you repair relationships—bringing glory to the Reconciler!
“For from Him [Christ] and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen” Romans 11:36
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me a heart to reconcile with those whom I distrust.
Post/Tweet this today: We can forgive without being reconciled, but by God’s grace there can be a return to good graces. #trust
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