Thursday, January 28, 2010

Loosing our Burdens with Reconciliation!

Even as I completed time in the Word this morning I was learning more about how to translate my dream into reality. I see that when women and girls get together our focus must be on the larger ministry that God has given to all of us... to be ministers of reconciliation (II Cor. 5) and then the how of working that out as women in our homes and in our community. It seems to first ( as always) begin in our hearts as we are reconciled to God in our personal lives, then as we are reconciled in our families...Only then can we begin to reach out and be a catalyst for change in the world around us.

The greek words for mutual change and reconciliation are so close... and interestingly the greek word for "guest" means to loose burdens. When Jesus told Zaccheus that He must be a guest in his home it literally meant that Jesus would loose his burden at Zaccheus' home... and here's the exciting part: Both of them were changed! When Jesus shows up we are all changed! How thrilling!

And aren't we all aware of the fact that when we are reconciled to God and to one another our burden's are loosed! Woo Hoo! I know that is true for me. I look forward to delving into this amazing truth some more in the coming days!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I was SO excited to see your comment! You are going to love the LPM blog! It has been so much fun! I ADORE Brennan Manning! I also love Larry Crabb! I also have always wanted to teach art too! I went back to school to get certified to teach art and there weren't any jobs open so I got certified K-4 I figured I could do lots of art with them and enjoy making the bulletin boards as well! LOL

    Hope you have a blessed evening! Emmy : )