Reconciled

What does it mean to be reconciled? Think about the various uses of the word "reconcile" in our world today. One dictionary defines the word this way: rec·on·cile (rĕk′ən-sīl′) v.  rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing, rec·on·ciles v.tr. 1. To reestablish a close relationship between: reconciled the opposing parties. 2. To settle or resolve: reconciled the dispute. 3. To bring (oneself) to accept: He finally reconciled himself to the change in management. 4. To make compatible, harmonious, or consistent: reconcile my way of thinking with yours. 5. To compare (one financial account) so that it is consistent or compatible with another: reconciled my ledger against my bankstatement. v.intr. 1. To reestablish a close relationship, as in marriage: The estranged couple reconciled after a year. 2. To become compatible, harmonious, or consistent: The figures would not reconcile. - source: thefreedictionary.com  When things are messed up, reconciliation needs to take place. This is true of finances, relationships with … Continue reading Reconciled

Forgiveness

And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit. You were sealed by Him for the day of redemption. All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ. Therefore, be imitators … Continue reading Forgiveness