As previously discussed, we know how important it it is to have unity in the church and among believers.
At the same time, we are human, with human traits. Like I said before, when I feel so ill equipped to apply, much lest write to others about a verse, I can only go back to the basic question: What would Jesus do?
As I thought about researching this topic, I found this article by James Jackson. It's a tough teaching, but well worded. Basically he's referring us to Matthew 5:23-35 and Matthew 18:15-17. I thoroughly enjoyed his summary:
Four Steps to Resolving Conflict
2. Face to face
4. Get help
Pretty clear, but can be difficult to apply and live out. I plan to go back and read his series on this topic.
As we resolve conflict, let us remember that forgiveness is NOT saying, "It's OK what you did." Forgiveness is simply giving up our right to feel indignation and resentment towards that person.
Finally, I have to post the daily verse my husband sent me this morning:
Thank you for guiding me along the way and for James Jackson's sermon notes! I'm so glad that he posted them! I know there are those of us who have deep wounds and scars from the past. Help us to work through them and move onto forgiveness and resolution IN YOUR TIMING. Thank you again, my LORD, for Your grace and mercy, which is new every day!
To Do Tuesday
Last week's list:
This week's To Do Tuesday is going up late, so my list will be short! My son's dishcloths will have to wait a bit.
I Like Thursdays
I'm a bit late for this link up as my grandson and I were playing. We decided he would chose his "I Likes"! So here they are!
He loves the kids' bookshelf!
Linking up to