March 4, 2021

Bob Maas
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”
Matthew 5:23-24
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

God’s desire for me is to not only be reconciled to God but to live in union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They have always been in absolute agreement on everything, so for them to invite me to participate with them is the greatest honor I could ever experience. However, since I am not God, I can only enter into absolute agreement with them by surrendering everything and give them my permission to do whatever they want with the remainder of my life in this physical body. Any conflict I have with other people must be resolved on my part through forgiveness and repentance. The Holy Spirit is faithful in guiding me in these situations as I live in absolute resignation to His will. In return God allows me to live continually in His righteousness, peace and joy. This is only possible because of what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross.