• Pastor Louie

WALLS

(Eph 2:14) For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,


Is there a wall between you and somebody in your life? Do you feel that there is something there when you interact with the person and that there’s a certain vibe and you just don’t jibe?


It’s interesting how we react to real or perceived walls. We can become defensive and start judging that person or we can feel really bad like we did something wrong. Then in response to our feelings we can start writing that person off or conversely, we can try to appease that person. But what does the Bible say we should do when there seems to be a wall between two people?


I think the best thing we can do is start praying. Ask the Lord for wisdom (James 1:5) and insight (Pro 1:2-4). It could just be something they are going through and they are protecting themselves (or you) by putting up a wall. Then try to look beyond yourself and see if they are doing it to others also. That can also be a giveaway. And if you feel they are definitely going through something you can start praying about how to respond appropriately.


I think we also have to ask the Lord to search our own hearts. Have we done something to hurt that person? I like what David prayed and it’s what we can pray also: (Psa 139:23-24) Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. If God reveals some fault, then we should go to the person and ask for forgiveness. (Mat 5:23-24) "Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 "leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.


At any rate, you can keep praying until God shows you what’s going on and what you should do. You can’t read minds, so the best course of action is to always believe the best and to keep responding in love and warmth to that person. God can break down that wall between the both of you. Just keep believing it! (Heb 11:30) By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.


The Lord loves unity (Psa 133). And if He broke down the greatest wall between God and man through the work of Jesus on the cross, then He can break down the lesser wall that exists between mere men.


So, by faith we make a declaration through prayer . . . “LET THE WALLS FALL DOWN!”


Louie

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