Faith Fitness and Laughter

Reconciliation

Hello my sweet friends! 

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Today I wanted to talk about what has been on my heart lately. 

Reconciliation

It’s such a beautiful word isn’t it? 

 

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.  And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Colossians 1:19-23

 

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How does a believer respond to being hurt, rejected, offended and abused?

Every reconciliation, requires the death of someone else.  The one who is offended takes the first step. 

The one who is offended takes the initiative and must choose to die to self.  Self desire.  Self ambition.  Selfish ways. 

The one who is wronged has to be willing to suffer criticism, blame, accusations, rejection and ridicule. 

Change of attitude must occur.

We must reach out in forgiving love to the other person.

 

We cannot mix light and darkness.

When we have sin in our lives, we are trying to mix the two.  By tolerating sin, we become miserable and try to work with something that doesn’t fit.  He will not give you peace with sin in your life. 

We can always blame something on someone else but what it comes down to is your relationship with Jesus. 

If we answer the knock at the door, He will come into our lives and completely transform it. 

He will love us like we’ve never been loved before.

He’ll change us.

He’ll clean our lives up.

He’ll give us peace.

 

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Have a beautiful day!

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