She expounded on 6 key “RE” verbs.
1. Reverb means to echo back. We are to share what we have learned with one another like a bell ringing out. The result is that we are able to strengthen one another.
2. Restore means to put back into use or service. We are to do this with humility and strength. She admonished us to recognize our own vulnerabilities by taking note of our unmet needs. The devil loves to set us up for a fall by temping us to meet legitimate needs in illegitimate ways. She also explained how to avoid falling into a codependent relationship while attempting to help one another. We are to help bear the oppressive heavy loads, but to allow each to carry their own personal responsibilities.
3. Reframe is to look at something from a different perspective. We who are in Christ are a “new creation” 2 Cor. 5:16-17. This is the new point of view from which to view ourselves and fellow believers.
4. Replant in the barren fields of unmet needs. God has established the law of sowing and reaping. We must starve what we want to die, while feeding what we want to grow. God’s word is the seed. We are to let the word grow by application of the word to our daily lives through obedience. If we hear and forget, it is like we are eating the seed rather than letting it produce a harvest of righteousness. It will produce a harvest, if we do not give up.
5. Repent means to change direction. Sometimes we need a do over. Forsake sin and start again.
6. Remember what you need to forget. Leave the past in the past and move forward without looking back. Luke 17:32 “Remember Lot’s wife.”
I wish you all could have been there. We had a great time of fellowship, shopping and Bible Study. It doesn’t get better than that.
It was very nice for Pastor Russell to keep up with out theme with “Re-conciliation” J
See you at Bible Study Wednesday night.