Step Eight – Week Four

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.” Matthew 5:9

Step Nine says “Having identified the people, I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do is going to cause them or other pain or suffering.” It is time to get ready to make peace with those we have harmed and forgive those who have harmed you.

Peace in our lives is also a product of our obedience to God. Many of us in the past have sought to find an easier softer way and failed. Through our obedience God leads us on a pathway of peace with Him and with others. All we need to do is walk the pathway. 

–  Are you open to making peace with God and others? 

Prayer: Lord help me achieve peace

Isaiah 53:5 It was our sins that that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.

Matthew 5:23-24 “This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only then, come back and work things out with God.

Psalms 34:4 God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.

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