Good Sunday morning to all,
Anytime we can praise the Lord, well let me just say, that is a good (God) thing! Psalm 117 says, 'Praise the Lord, all you nations. Praise Him, all you people of the earth. For He loves us with unfailing love; the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! A short passage but packed with a 'Love' that you can sink your teeth into and be filled up!!! He doesn't limit His love to a few people but to all people! Okay now my head is spinning. How many times a day do you disappoint the people you live with or how many times a day do you get disappointed? Probably more than you can count if you are really honest. You have very little control about reactions others bestow upon you but you have complete control on how you react to others! When someone frustrates you, chose to praise them instead of lashing out with retaliation on your mind! See what happens! Ephesians 4:32 tells us to do opposite of what we might first want to do! It says, 'Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.' When someone does something to offend you, ask God to give you a demeanor to be Christ-like back to them. An ounce of kindness goes a long way when someone does something to you that really grinds on your nerves. We live in a fallen world and unless we love like Christ instructed us to do, we have very little hope of getting through to people who don't know Christ. Ask Christ to help you to be 'Children of Light' so that we change our hearts first so that others may be receptive to hearing about the Jesus that died for all!!!
Your brother in Christ,