Day 7: Reconcile and Forgive

Today’s Scripture:

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:30-32

Additional Scriptures:
Colossians 3:13
Matthew 18:21-22

Prayer + Reflection

  1. Ask the Lord to forgive you for grieving the Holy Spirit in how you have treated people. Choose today to reconcile those relationships by being kind and considerate. If the Holy Spirit highlights a specific person, go out of your way to repent.
  2. Put on kindness, empathy and compassion today. Ask God to make you an agent of grace and reconciliation to those around you.
  3. Choose to forgive those who have offended you, and seek God’s help to forgive them as He has forgiven you.

Family Moment

Can anyone in your family do 490 jumping jacks? Who can do the most? Read Matthew 18:21-22 as a family. How many times do we need to forgive others? Forgiving someone 490 times can be even harder than doing 490 jumping jacks! Pray together: “Heavenly Father, help our family to make the good choice to forgive. Help us to be quick to forgive others every day of our lives, with Your help. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”