Archive for September 2014

Healing Relationships

No doubt, we all have had relationships that need healing. The root of a broken relationship comes in various forms. Perhaps you feel someone doesn’t respect you or your opinion. There could many reasons why that relationship is broken. Your reaction might be hurt feelings, lashing out at the person or avoiding him or her. Whatever the case, you are the one who loses if you don’t work it out. In fact the Lord directs us to reconcile with someone who we think has something against us.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus even encourages us to mend a relationship before giving our gift at the altar. 

23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:23-24

If you think about it, the offense between you and someone gets in the way of your relationship with God.

Is there a “fence to be mended” in your life? How is it holding you back? Ask the Lord what action you should take for reconciliation. In many cases you may need to pray to get your heart right before you take action, or to pray for the other person’s heart.

Taking these steps isn’t always easy, but it is what God has directed us to do. When we take steps to heal those relationships, we can move forward in our lives and with God.

Healing Your Faith

I just finished a book called “All In” by Mike Guzzardo. It’s a great story of his journey to total surrender to the Lord. This is how we can heal our faith; by letting go of everything in our lives and putting God first. Surrendering everything to Him may seem impossible. Honestly, when we hold on to the control, we get in the way of God’s blessings.

In the book, the author talks about leaning on God’s understanding of events in his life and how impactful that was in the long run. Here’s what Proverbs says about that.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 In “All In” the author makes it clear that when he would follow God and His direction, events in his life turned out better. If we lean on God and His understanding, submit to Him He will guide us and keep us on the right path. The key is having the faith and trusting in Him to follow His direction even when it doesn’t seem to make sense. Submit to Him, surrender to Him and you will grow your faith.
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