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Be Reconciled to God

I recently had a conflict with a friend of mine, and after considering how I thought I should handle the situation, the Lord graciously reminded me that He had a bigger and more glorious plan for this relationship. I should earnestly seek reconciliation with her, just as my Savior, Jesus Christ, has done with us.

What does it mean to be reconciled? Merriam Webster describes it as restoring friendship or harmony. Scripture supplies us with the reason for reconciliation.

Using the Phrase “I’ve Been Busy” As an Excuse

People can use the phrase, “I’ve been busy” to excuse all sorts of behavior. A parent might give the crazy excuse, “Sorry that I never tell you that I love you. I’ve been busy.” People can apologize, “I’ve been busy. That’s why I didn’t read my Bible or pray.” People can blame the pressures of homework or jobs for why they haven’t maintained healthy friendships with family and friends.

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