RESOLVING CONFLICTS (I) by Dr D.K. Olukoya

MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL


RESOLVING CONFLICTS (I) by Dr D.K. Olukoya


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:15-17


MEMORY VERSE:

Psalms 24:3 "Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?"


PRAISE AND WORSHIP


MESSAGE:

Conflict is common to man. As long as we relate as humans, there will surely be moments of disagreement. These differences may vary in nature and occurrence. Sometimes, it comes so lightly and gets resolved within the shortest time possible. At other times, it can get out of hand, and may take a longer time to resolve. The parties involved get hurt and find it difficult to come back to the normal level of their relationship so easily.


The Church is not immune to conflicts, neither are Christians. Rather, we are called to resolve the conflicts amicably and get reconciled and restored, if truly we are to continue in the same mind as children of God. Failure to resolve our differences may lead to some ungodly situations that will not only hurt our fellow brethren but equally cause us to offend God.


God has called us to forgive others as He has forgiven us. Refusal to forgive is not only harmful to us, but most seriously, it is a sin of rebellion and disobedience against God. Oh, you say in your mind, "If only you know how deeply I am hurt! How can I forgive someone who has betrayed and hurt me so much?" These and more are the thoughts of our hearts when we are at loggerheads with our fellow men. Many people often struggle to resolve their differences and let go. This is not the mind of Christ!


Remember, Jesus went through it all. He felt the pain of offences, betrayal  disappointment and all. He knows how we feel at such moments, but does not approve unforgiveness or unresolved conflicts. In fact, you must get your conflicts resolved to enable you come before the altar of God, if your prayers must be answered. It is a godly condition that cannot be ignored or negotiated (Matthew 5:23-24).


Amicable resolution of conflicts reveals the state of your mind and the level of your spirituality. If truly you have been born again, it should not be difficult for you to forgive others. Freely you have been forgiven your sins; freely you should forgive others and be reconciled, and love others as Christ loves us.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

Peace is not the absence of conflicts but the ability to handle conflicts in a peaceful way.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

THE LORD SHALL SURROUND YOU GOOD AND PEACEFUL PEOPLE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS


PRAYER POINTS


𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

1. Father, give me the heart that truly forgives and loves others, in the name of Jesus.

2. I receive the grace and power to resolve matters amicably, in the name of Jesus.

3. Spirit of understanding, come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.


𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆

4. Spirit of disunity, my life is not your candidate, die, in the name of Jesus.

5. Unforgiving spirit, you cannot find a place in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.

6. O Lord, give me a tolerant spirit, in the name of Jesus.

7. I put to death every work of the flesh in my life, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 35, Exodus 36, Mark 7:31-37, Mark 8:1-13, Psalm 25:16-22


SOURCE: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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