The Ministry of Reconciliation
2 CORINTHIANS 5;11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Now is the time to come back and seek God as you once did before. Feel no fear in doing so! God is calling you as He has called me. He will embrace you, and show you once more what His love is all about. No matter what you have done, past or present, it doesn’t matter to God. His mercy is new every morning!
I am so ever thankful for His love, His faithfulness. Through tough times, He has been my rock to lean on, my comfort. and strength. Now it’s my time to embrace what God wants to do in my life. We should want more than to come to Him only when we are in trouble or stressed, we should go to Him all the time!
It’s ok for us to want more, seek more, we shouldn’t be satisfy with what we have in life and be content. Never be content. Let’s earnestly seek and do God’s will, and through us, the world will know how God’s love has manifested through us!