Day 5 – Friday 1/11 – Mend the fences

Day 5 – Friday 1/11 – Mend the fences

        – Make amends for wrongs which have been committed

Now that you have your spiritual house all tightened up and set in order, it is time you us to step out into the yard and take a look around. Spiritually speaking, of course. 

I my mother’s front yard there is a brick posted rail fence. Right in the middle of the fence there is one pesky rail which continuously falls out and down to the ground. The problem is that the rails were originally built into the pillars as the brick was being laid. This arrangement makes for a very pretty fence but now that the brickwork has been solidified it is impossible for it to be repaired so that it is exactly the same as it was originally. There is a somewhat complicated repair which I have devised which I will attempt when time allows.  You see – this is not necessarily a top priority repair but it still causes the curb appeal to suffer.

So is your spiritual life. Read the passage below and I will explain what I mean. 

Matthew 18:21-35

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.  23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.  25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.  26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’  27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. 28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’  29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’  30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.  31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.  32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.  33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’  34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. 35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”

Look believer, We often have some brokenness in our lives. It may not seem to be having a adverse effect on us but it will cause you to suffer. And, since this week has been all about putting yourself in a position to believe and have faith as never before, there may be some fence mending which needs to take place. 

What I am saying is this, there may have been some brokenness which has happened along your life path, It is time to go and make right those things which are wrong. At least as much as you can.  Some of the repairs are impossible to fix and put back in perfect order, just like the fence, but there may be some spots where restitution is possible.

Today ask Holy Spirit to guide you in making right what is wrong in your path so you will be clear as you approach Him!

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