Friday Devotional - Reconciliation and Mending

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Friday Devotional - Reconciliation and Mending

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

Friday Devotional
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Inspiration taken from Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, IA from 3/31 message by Pastor Brian Keepers

Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21!

  • Reconciliation is only possible through what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.

  • In order to reconcile with others, we first need to reconcile with God.
    • God is the one that does the mending and reconciliation of broken relationships, sin, grief, etc.

    • We were made for communion with God!

  • Next, we need to reconcile within.
    • We need to forgive ourselves, trust ourselves, look into our hearts. Are they healthy? What is holding us back from mending certain people or things in our lives?

  • Create reconciliation with those close to you next.
    • After creating reconciliation with God and within yourself, mend with others.

    • We can not bear witness to others if we are not reconciling ourselves.

    • Mathew 5: “If your brother or sister in Christ has something against you, reconcile with that brother or sister.”

  • Lastly, reconcile outward.
    • We are ambassadors for God!

    • We don’t have to feel like we need to do the work - we are simply instruments that God uses to further His kingdom!

    • God is reconciling the world and making everything new.

    • God has entrusted us to help!

  • Are we living in such a way that others perceive we have a close relationship with Jesus?

  • We are already a new creation in Christ and have been given a calling - Because of reconciliation with God, ourselves, others, and the world, we can live into that calling!