Reconciliation — Day 7

Believe It

2 Corinthians 5:17-19: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  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.

Live It

We can learn three lessons today.

  1. God is not angry with you. One of the first things we should take into account as we talk about reconciliation is that God is not angry with us, He loves you. He’s not waiting for us with arms crossed, to see if we’re good enough to have an opportunity in His kingdom. He is working actively to restore his relationship with you, which sin had destroyed. God is good.
  1. Reconciliation is a divine act. In a certain way, reconciliation goes hand in hand with forgiveness. They have similar characteristics. First, one cannot exist without the other. Second, both are the result of God’s work in the human being. The bible shows a picture of God searching for his lost children, trying to restore His relationship with them. He is sometimes ignored, sometimes forgotten, but that doesn’t stop his love towards us. If you have disconnected from Him, Isn’t it time to surrender and stop running away from Him?
  1. You and I are agents of reconciliation. In this world, so many people are angry with one another. We are angry at the mother-in-law, the spouse, the parents, the neighbor, and even at God. When God reconciles you to Him, we become an agent (but not a secret one) for reconciliation in your world. Choose to become one today.

Share It

Ask God to show you today people who need reconciliation. As you interact with conflict this week, be the glue, not the knife.

My Prayer Today: For the bible instructors.

– Pray that they may find people at home, when they visit this community.

– Pray that they may be God’s instruments and that many may make decisions for Jesus.

My Thoughts: ________________________________________________________________________