You Mad Bro?

Ephesians 4:26-31

26 “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

 

The thing about anger, is it is the product of of everything that is prideful and selfish. See it is easy to get caught up in the emotional aspect of life. It’s easy to let it fester and stew and take over your thoughts. I used to be angry. I used to hate and make fun of others. When I came back to Jesus, He pointed many things out. If you cannot see the good in others or accept age, gender, color, etc. You are quickly falling away from the grace and blessing of God. Sometimes, with those close to me, I can see things so clearly. Yet their hearts are often not ready for the discussion or thoughts that have. To be compassionate, understanding, and always focusing on the good instead of dwelling on the bad is not something you can gain on your own.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. -Colossians 3:8, 12-13

If every little thing gets under your skin then the person you should be angry at is yourself. Honestly, the person with the problem, both mentally and spiritually, is you!!! The only way to overcome this feeling is to learn how to ask God to take it from you. God has been swift to take my ill feelings away after frivolously asking God to help me love more. Only recognizing that you have an issue with anger is the first step. After all how can you fix what you never recognize is broken?

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Rage at Me

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So bit of a story from last night.  There is a young boy, I reposted on my fb, he is dying of stage 4 cancer. And the Holy Spirit  in me was stirred up…. angry! I was on my way to a late night run to Walgreens to get a few things, and I was so lost in prayer and thought. I unintentionally slammed my items on the counter. As I made eye contact with the teenage cashier I start to apologize. He says to me, ” man I thought you were raging at me. You ok?” I assure him I’m fine, that a situation is consuming my thought.  The post reads how the family is in torment. ( completely understand ) and all the prayer wishes are good.  And all prayers are welcome. (Mine are going out there) But who is doing anything ABOUT IT? I was in my car ready to drives to this hospital in GA and lay hands on this baby and heal him. Who is filled with the Word enough and the Holy Spirit and believes without doubt, to go heal this boy?  I was spurred even more thinking about how docile everyone’s coming off in the named of Jesus. WE ARE AT WAR, AND THE ENEMY LOSES! Do NOT let him trick you into thinking he has victory. HE IS A LIAR. MARK 16:17-18 ….. How do you know a follower of Jesus? BY THESE SIGNS. ABSOLUTELY, yes PRAY. But it’s a combination of many parts. PRAY,BELIEVE, TRUST, POWER. God through you. MATTHEW 22:29 Why do we DO ERR? MATTHEW 21:21 Can we do all things with FAITH yet DOUBT?  Continue that to 22 AND what?  ALL  THINGS, WHATSOEVER you ask in prayer AND believing shall be GIVEN to you. Pray,  seek,  ask, knock…. BELIEVE. .. do not waiver in faith.  My car transmission just went out and I’m not even worried about it. My concern is only about why the Christians today aren’t DOING what Jesus said we are to be doing. FATHER GOD, I WILL!! SEND ME, I WILL!!! Who am I Lord?  I am NOTHING without You Jesus, I’m nothing without You Father God. ALL glory,  praise and worship goes to You God, to You Jesus.

~AM~