Happy Monday! I hope you had the best weekend!
The Lord desires to reconcile his children to himself and he ferociously and tenderly pursues each part of us: spirit, soul, and body.
Last week we focused on the reconciliation of the spirit through salvation in Christ Jesus.. This week let’s look at the reconciliation of our souls.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV says “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23 NIV says “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
As soon as our spirit is reconciled with God, He remembers our sins no more. Every sin, past, present and future is covered by His blood.
Jeremiah 31:34 NIV says “No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
Even though the Lord chooses to remember our sins no more, we still have some areas that need to be reconciled. At salvation we receive grace, and we begin the sanctification process.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 NIV says “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through…”
The Lord wants to reconcile our souls so that we can walk in peace and freedom with Him each and every day.
The soul is made up of our mind, will and emotions. The enemy wants nothing more than to destroy our soul so that our mind is chaotic, our will is broken, and our emotions are crazy. But God in his grace and love longs to give us the mind of Christ, a purpose for our life, and peace for our emotions.
This week we are going to invite the Lord to reconcile each part of our soul. Take some time today to reflect on what you want the Lord to reconcile in your soul. What thoughts need to be reconciled? What actions need to be reconciled? What feelings and emotions need to be reconciled? Let’s boldly step into the throne of grace and lay our requests before Him believing that He will reconcile every part of our soul. This week we will take these requests and ask God to begin the process of reconciliation on our souls.