The longer I walk with God the more I understand the importance of the people around me. Learning how to build, lead, or be a part of a team has been a huge learning experience.
As long as I can remember I have loved being a part of a team. From sports to church, being a part of a unified group with a single goal in mind excited me. The idea of co-laboring with other people encourages me to stay in the fight toward a shared destination. We are stronger together and must learn how to protect that unity of mind and spirit in Jesus.
There are seasons when it feels like something new is constantly trying to bring offense or divide the hearts on the team. Forgiveness is one of the most powerful tools God has taught me how to use. It reconciles differences that attempt to break unity within our team.
I heard someone say this week, “God’s heart is always for reconciliation.”
His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
I can forgive because I have been forgiven. Forgiveness is a powerful gift from the father. Jesus knew how important it was to forgive. Especially those closest to him whom he loved; the ones he served with. He showed us how to forgive. There is nothing impossible for God. No situation or person is too far gone to reconcile. Lean into forgiveness. Walk in the wisdom of the spirit of how to handle our differences with one another while we let him protect our hearts.
Father, help me to forgive because I have been forgiven. If there is any offense in my heart that is trying to take root, I pray that your Holy Spirit would reveal it to me. Teach me to use wisdom in how to navigate conflict on my team with your grace and mercy. Give me your eyes to see my brothers and sisters how you see them. Give me your spirit of reconciliation. We have one goal and we are running towards it together.
“Jesus come and reconcile your body!” – Lyric from my new worship song “RECONCILE” ft. DOE
If these devotionals have been encouraging you and/or your team, please let me know! Comment below! I would love to respond. Also, to listen to RECONCILE click the YouTube link below!