Relationships are always worth restoring!
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” Philippians 2:1-2
Because life is all about learning how to love, God wants us to value relationships and make the effort to maintain them instead of discarding them whenever there is a rift, a hurt, or a conflict.
Paul taught that our ability to get along with others is a mark of spiritual maturity. If you want God’s blessing on your life and you want to be known as a child of God, you must learn to be a peacemaker.
Here are seven Biblical steps to restoring fellowship:
Who do you need to contact as a result of reading this today? With whom do you need to restore fellowship? Don’t delay another second. Pause right now and talk to God about that person. Then pick up the phone and begin the process.
It takes a lot of effort to restore a relationship. That’s why Peter urged, “Work hard at living in peace with others.” 1 Peter 3:11 (NLT)
When you work for peace, you are doing what God would do. That’s why God calls peacemakers his children.
Point to Ponder: Relationships are always worth restoring.
Verse to Remember: “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 (NLT)
Question to Consider: With whom do I need to restore a broken relationship today?
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