Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Matthew 5:23-26 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Colossians 3:13 Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Today I woke up and a random person came to mind. I haven’t really thought about this person in a long while. I thought, “ok why did they come to mind?”. I remembered long ago this person and I were good friends and in our immaturity we decided to rip each-other to shreds with our words. I thought in my mind, that the right thing… Or I mean the “happy” thing to do is to ignore that person and go on with my life. Isn’t that what we’re told to do in this world? What was that quote?
“If it doesn’t make you happy, leave, you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life”
That’s not biblical.
Doing the “happy” thing is not biblical. Doing the RIGHT thing is.
Fast forward when I returned to Christ, that person came to Christ too. Isn’t that crazy?! Sure we love God, we like reading the bible, our IG is plastered with all this Jesus stuff we claim to know. BUT what good is that if we haven’t had reconciliation? What good is it to have all scriptural knowledge and not have LOVE?!
Though I’ve tried many time it seems to fail. Today I woke up and rather do what I always seem to do (call or text the person and bug them to reconciliation) I prayed hard for this person. I pray the Lord rips away anything from my heart first of all that is evil to him. I pray he grants me the opportunity to see this person and gives me wisdom to approach them with love, grace and forgiveness. The same way God has forgiven my wicked ways.
Who am I to think I’m greater than God to NOT forgive? Paul said, ” have you forgotten where God saved you from?”.
Ladies, reconciliation is key in a Christians life. Peace. And being able to be in one spirit. God is bigger than me, better than me, holier then me and he forgave ME! My sins and my habits. We are not greater than our creator and yet we act as if we are.
Maybe God has placed someone in your heart? Ask God to forgive your hard heart against his Holy Spirit and your sister in Christ. Maybe she’s not even a Christian, how can we as Christian woman be different than woman of the world if we act the same? With the same resentment, hatred and hard heart towards forgiveness and reconciliation?
Today I pray that God helps us forgive and to seek reconciliation. And if the person rejects you, you beg the lord for wisdom, for grace, for that person and you don’t stop praying. You continue to love that person and ONE day they could even come to Christ through your testimony of love towards them.
Just a little thought this morning.
Much love, Ana Nelson