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!!!!
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