Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DAY 5: Make an Attempt @ Reconciliation... then Worship!

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.” - Matthew 5:23,24

This one won’t be easy. We’re going to make a real attempt at reconciliation today.

Take 5 minutes and write down 1-5 people that you KNOW have a problem with you and there is a broken/strained relationship. It doesn't matter if they are family, friends or coworkers. Write their names on a piece of paper or in a document.

Then, take 5 minutes and think of how you could attempt reconciliation. You may be able to pick up the phone and call them or text them to start a conversation. Maybe a heartfelt email or in-person meeting would be the best way to contact them? Whatever it may be, write it out next to their name. 

Pick 1 person and make an effort to be reconciled TODAY. Call, text, write or meet them. Tell them you are sorry things have not gone well. Express your desire to be reconciled (“ok”) with each other. If it’s applicable, tell them you love them. Do your best to be reconciled! 

Remember what the Bible says: “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” - Romans 12:18  Basically, do what you can. Then stop. You’ve DONE the Word! 

Now, take 5 minutes and worship God! Turn on your music, sit in silence or whatever works for you and connect with the Lord in a meaningful way.

Way to go! You’ve DONE the WORD Today! You are only a few days in and YOU have rejoiced over persecution, done some good deeds, taught others to do the same and attempted to be reconciled to someone... Wow! You are SUPERNATURAL! 

Tell us how it went in the comments section.


  1. I reached out to someone that has already been on my mind for well over a year now. This was the extra push I needed to help me move forward. I sent an email and have a gift for the person in mind once we meet in person. The only part I haven't done of the DO-votional is worship. I'll do that tonight before bed or after dinner. I'll update with the results once I get a response. : )

  2. I also reached out to one of my really close friends who for some reason we at odd at the moment. I was initially discouraged because I called all the numbers I have for him and none was picked up, I sent a text message with no response and I sent a Facebook message with no response. Even though I was discouraged, I decided to worship God anyways and trust that it will all work out in the end. I plan to continue to make attempt until we are able to connect and I will update once I complete this Do-Votional.

  3. I reached out to someone who he and I had a "falling out" with over 3 years ago. It was about something extremely stupid- I don't even remember what it was but I remember it was left on bad terms. I still haven't heard back from him, but, believing that he received my apology and request for forgiveness, and if not, what else can you do?