Sunday, July 15, 2007

Reconciliation

An AMAZING thing is happening at my church tonight. Reconciliation(or atleast the start of it) and not just between individuals, but between two church bodies.

Several years ago (before Rich and I lived here) one church split into two and the result was the church that Rich and I now attend and the one that our church body is going to be worshiping with tonight.

I don't know all of the details, but the hope is that the churches will be able merge into ONE again. To be UNIFIED once again as the body of Christ!

Is that not the coolest thing?

PRAISE GOD!

I mean when does that happen? You hear of churches splitting all the time, but I have personally never heard of a church that was once split being reconciled and coming together again to worship as ONE.

Amazing.

Beautiful.

And glorifying to God.

I covet your prayers for this endeavor. I'm sure that Satan is NOT happy about this and he probably has a plan to pull the big guns out to attack. I'm living in faith that we already have the victory.

As Christians we are called to be one body. Ephesians 4:1-6 says...

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

There is nothing that saddens me more than pettiness in church and/or ministries... when people with their wants, desires, and "needs" get in the way of ministry. God calls us to come together, to communicate, to reconcile, to FORGIVE, to move on and to GET OUT OF THE WAY so that HIS work can be accomplished.

And that's all I have to say about that.

3 comments:

Janelle said...

Great news! I will be praying with you for this. I know your heart regarding this and so I know you are rejoicing.

shelley said...

ahhh, a little of that "listen here mister!" there at the end! It's wonderful that your church and the other one are willing to let their guards down and trust one another. with that trust will come wonderful things I'm sure!

Pam said...

Alana~ I love that scripture! I agree wholeheartedly.