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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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March 4, 2011 - Like Father, Like Son

By Doug Clay

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9, NIV).

Have you ever noticed when your kids do something you’re proud of, you say, “They get that from me”? But when they do something embarrassing, your spouse says, “They are acting just like you!”

Jesus says in this beatitude, if you want to be called a son of God, be a peacemaker — in other words, like father, like son!

Being a peacemaker is really important. I’m convinced if you are out of whack in your horizontal relationships with other people, it will affect your vertical relationship with God.

Think about it ...

Unresolved conflict blocks your fellowship with God.

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother” (1 John 4:20,21).

Unresolved conflict can prevent your prayers from being answered.

“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers” (1 Peter 3:7).

Unresolved conflict dampens my happiness.

“He teareth himself in his anger” (Job 18:4, KJV).

I think it’s pretty clear that, if you want the peace of God to rule in your heart, you’ve got to have peace with your brothers and sisters.

Make a great day!

— Doug Clay is general treasurer of the Assemblies of God.

 

 

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