After you reconcile with someone, tear that week’s left-side page (the date page in Organizing Your Prayer Closet) in half right down the middle and tape it back together.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Rifts can present themselves in various ways when you think about it. You can become distant with a friend over hurt feelings or you may have an abrupt blow-up that severs a long-term relationship. However a broken relationship comes, God always desires reconciliation, especially among His people.
I am not quite sure that I even understand the extent of my heart’s ability to deceive myself, especially when I have been offended and hurt. My heart can easily justify my emotions. My heart encourages me to speak up about my injustice. It rages within me over the pain or even little inconveniences I have suffered at the hands or words of another. It screams revenge, not reconciliation. And even though by the world’s standards I may be completely justified in staking off my safety zone and never speaking to that person again, I still must make reconciliation a priority.
Matthew 5:23 directs us to go to the person who we believe has something against us in order to be reconciled with them. Can you think of anyone with whom you should reconcile? If so, simply go to them and ask for forgiveness and reconciliation. Humility will be required.
Happy Prayer Journaling!
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