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The Fruit Of The Spirit

Have you ever found it hard to be in love with your spouse (I think it comes with the territory).   But! When I find myself wondering, angry or upset,  I pray because I realize it’s the  devil (the enemy) attempting to creep in and destroy what God has ordained (marriage).   In every committed relationship,  there will be up’s and downs.  You will get angry and you may say things you don’t really mean (we are only human).   Be diligent in battling these thoughts with understanding, and self control.   Be slow to anger and even slower to speak and always, always pray.

“The fruit of the Holy Spirit (God within us) is first and foremost love.   All of the other qualities associated with having the Holy Spirit flow from the presence of God’s love in us.   Joy is love enjoying all of the goodness of God… Peace is love resting on the promises of God…Long suffering is love waiting for God to show us what He desires to reveal to you .. Kindness is love reacting to those around you…and Goodness is love choosing to do what is right in God’s site…
Love through God’s eyes ”
Dr. Charles Stanley

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Should Old Aquaintaince Be Forgot

A New Year is right around the corner, and we need to change the way we think about things and people.

People these days are a number of things, some are too tired to be what you need them to be. They are too busy making a living and taking care of their families needs, some are oblivious of others and not always in a negative way, they are just doing them! Don’t take it personally. It’s probably not even about you, it is simply, “them doing them“, their family thing.

Try not to be hurt, offended or angered by it. “It is, what it is”.

But! If you are fortunate enough to have a true friend, cherish them. True friends are rare, you don’t have to see them all the time or talk to them regularly, but, when you see one another or finally talk, it seems as though you never missed a beat, you pick right up where you left off. You know, that person who you can say anything to, who you laugh like crazy with, and after a conversation, you see things clearly, and you are full of confidence, and joy.

Thank God for that friend!

Proverbs 27:9 ESV
“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel”

Luke 6:31 ESV
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!

God hears us when we dishonor one another, speaking badly and tearing down one another’s character. “A persons harvest in life, will depend entirely on what they sow” NIV. (“God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” KJV Galatians 6:7). When Miriam and Arron, Moses sister and brother, dishonored Moses by talking behind his back for marrying outside their race (an Ethiopian woman). Numbers 12:1. God heard Miriam, and was upset by what she was doing (causing discord among the people) to the point that Miriam was stricken with leprosy for a short period of time. We should be very careful when we allow our tongues to stir up strife. I know we get angry, or impatient with one another at times, but we must do our best to not speak badly about anyone, especially within the family, and those of faith, instead find a way to defuse your own anger in a tense situation. Remember, everyone is different and won’t always see things your way. Be slow to speak in anger, take a minute to find the good and always try to speak in a way that would please God, so that He will be pleased with you for exhibiting the fruit of His Spirit, love! After all, God is the judge of us all, so leave the judging to Him and try to accept people for who they are. Just breathe, smile and let them be!