Friday, June 17, 2016

That just makes me boil....

ANGER.... is often the enemy to good things in our lives.
Anger... is often the enemy to  good things in our lives.

James, Jesus' brother said these words concerning anger... "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God."
These words were penned in the context of dealing with trials and stress in your life. What a difficult thing to hear, my anger, your anger, does not accomplish right things. That is hard to hear.


Max Lucado, in his book "When God Whispers Your Name" has these words about anger....

"Anger. It's easy to define; the noise of the soul. Anger. The unseen irritant of the heart. Anger. The relentless invader of silence…

The louder it gets more desperate we become…

Some of you are thinking… You don't have any idea how hard my life is been. And you're right, I don't. But I have a very clear idea how miserable your future will be unless you deal with your anger.

X-ray the world of the vengeful and behold their tumor of bitterness; black, menacing, malignant. Carcinoma of the spirit. It's fatal fibers creep around the edge of the heart and ravage it. Yesterday you can't alter, but your reaction to yesterday you can. The past you cannot change, but your response to the past you can."

Anger visits and sometimes stays for longer than we like. I have had to admit that there are times when "the noise of the soul", even when I was trying to do right, kept the boiling of the soul going.
How about we do something about this visitor, let's decide to show "anger" the door and begin to let go of things which disturb us and see/trust God's hand and evict this "relentless invader of silence..."
Don't quit if you lose one battle, the war of the heart is won through the ups and downs of interaction with truth and a determination to trust the Spirit of God to guide, empower and deliver...

Even the Apostle Paul penned these words about the need to run off this enemy, "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you." 

God's grace to you as you begin to put these words into action.

Have a great weekend....

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Martins In Concert....

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