ORANGE — The word “reconcile (to bring into agreement or harmony)” appears in the Bible five times, the number for grace. The Bible tells us “If a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1) So why is reconciling so hard? Too many of us have become history majors, leaning on the past not learning from it. We rather regurgitate someone’s negative history than reconcile to a productive future. Reconciling requires reconstruction and rebuilding something that most of us don’t want to do. When a storm comes along and destroys our home we are hurt by the experience that has happen but we look to reconstruct. As simple as this may sound, it’s very hard to rebuild when we don’t possess the proper insurance policy. It has always been the will of God to reconcile us to Him, no matter how many times we may have failed. Being insured by Jesus Christ “States Farm” more than just having coverage, it protects us in “All States” of our lives and allows for the “Progressive” development into the joy of reconciliation. It always seems easier to be destroyed than developed. Reconciliation takes work but it does not have to be hard. We will do well to learn from our Amish brothers. When a crisis hits, they band together to restore whatever was damaged. They truly look to reconcile, not regurgitate. The focal point of their efforts is simply to restore. How many people around us regurgitate on us instead of promoting reconciling? Before we regurgitate a leader ask ourselves could you handle the regurgitation of our mistake? Before we criticize think about how we would handle being negatively critiqued. What if God dealt with us like we deal with others? How many of us would make it in? Will He say to us well done my good and faithful servant or will we hear Him say I know you not depart from me? Life is too short. The bible tells us that if we have fault with our brother to go to him or if we know that a brother has fault with us to go to him. Either way we need to reconcile. Are we destroying or developing? Embarrassing or embracing? Regurgitating or reconciling? Thank God, He never regurgitates what about you!!!!
Multiple Grammy Winner, Bill Gaither and Gaither Vocal Band heads to Beaumont
Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the world class talent of the Gaither Vocal Band, Friday, August 1 at the Ford Park Arena in Beaumont.
Faith UMC welcomes new pastor
The congregation of Faith United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Dr. Billy Watson is coming to Orange as its pastor.
Dance conference to be held July 19
Mt. Olive Baptist Church and M.B.S. Dance Company presents the “Something To Dance About” Dance Conference.
Trinity Baptist Church welcomes new pastor and family
Trinity Baptist Church of Orange will welcome its new pastor, Gary Price, and his family during a special Pastoral Installation Service at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 22.
VIDEO: Orange County joins in prayer
Ricky Landry says the national prayer during the annual National Day of Prayer at the Orange County Courthouse front lawn on Thursday.
Orange County to unite in prayer
Orange County will observe the 16th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday on the Orange County Courthouse front lawn, 801 W. Division in Orange.
Giving a helping hand to Hamshire-Fannett Elementary
The Hamshire-Fannett PTA put together a list of supplies that were needed after the fire on March 18.
Church invites public to Maundy Thursday service
A Maundy Thursday Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17 at Trinity Baptist Church of Orange.
A 'Chance' to make a difference
An estimated 600,000 - 820,000 men, woman and children are trafficked across international borders each year, approximately 80 percent are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors according to the US State Department.
North Orange Baptist Church honors 75 years
North Orange Baptist Church (NOBC) has seen many changes over the years from the humble beginnings of a few citizens meeting in the home of Oliver and Pat Seruntine to discuss organizing on April 7, 1939 to celebrating 75 years this Sunday.
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