Following the release of my recent song, “Reconcile,” it was on my heart to share a special worship team devotional. I’ve partnered with Worship Leader to release this 4 part devotional series on reconciliation. Here’s part 2 of 4.
I went through a season of feeling completely separated from the team I was working and doing ministry with. The Lord was opening doors to minister in such huge ways during that time. While ground was being taken for the kingdom of God, my own heart was wounded and feeling pulled in the opposite direction from my team.
I will never forget the Holy Spirit whispering to me one night…”Are you loving them as I do?” Immediately, a holy conviction came over me. In all of the details and the doing, I had laid aside my love for my team. I was preoccupied with my hurt and the business of ministry. I didn’t realize I was so far off of the mark.
I prayed an honest prayer asking for forgiveness for making anything more important than loving my brother or sister. The Holy Spirit quickly brought to mind so many passages of scripture I needed to be reminded of.
Love one another.
“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
It is easy to stay divided when love is not our goal. Do not let the enemy get a foothold in your heart or ministry. Christ has given us the ministry of reconciliation. He unites us in our differences and breaks down walls to bring us together. He teaches us how to love and shows us God-given boundaries that protect our hearts when a situation is not simple.
Pray with me…
Jesus, come and reconcile your body. Forgive us when love has not been at the center of our hearts. Teach us how to forgive those that have hurt us because you first forgave us. Speak to us on how to practically walk through difficult situations with you. Let us be in step with your spirit. Bring us back to our first love so that we overflow with your love for others. We are sorry for when we have gotten it wrong. But we are so thankful that your mercies are new every day. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray.
If these devotionals have been encouraging you and/or your team, please let me know! Comment below! I would love to respond.