Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Impact of Repetition

I have mentioned this and blogged this many times. This is something so known and simple, yet not grasped. Love. The greatest commandment is love. We are to love God with everything and we are to love everyone else. Simply said by the apostles, by Jesus Christ, and by God. If God commanded us to love wouldn't doing the opposite be out of His commands? Why would anyone justify hate anyway? Let's say you have the option to hate someone for whatever reason, why would you do it? Would that change anything or any situation? So you say, you don't hate but you are just angry. Anger doesn't solve anything or bring about change either. It says in Proverbs 27:4 "Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger." I am not saying I don't get angry and that if someone gets angry they go to hell, but it's hard to live in happiness when you wallow in anger. When you are always angry with people, you open yourself to do and think in the way of the flesh. Galatians 5: 18-20 says "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, anger, strife, seditions, heresies." We are to stay away from the things of the flesh to have peace in our lives. It says in Galatians 5:17 "For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another." It's much better and easier to see someone who angers you, to pray for them and hope that they come to know Christ or to know Him better. Your first thought would be that that would be too hard but actually once you get started praying and loving it makes your life so much better and peaceful.

Christians, if you are struggling with anger( or anything) and someone points it out to you, don't allow it to hurt you or make you bitter, instead embrace it. You are the clay and God is the artist. Allow Him to push and pull to make changes in your life so that you can grow. Open yourself up to the truth.

5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this timely post....I am a struggling Christian that is suffering from anger and hatred to liberals and radical secularists that are destroying our countries with such incredible evil and filth....

I know we are too love the Sinner and hate the sin but I so struggle sometimes and make it personal...and I know I am wrong because I am so angry....and not a righteous anger but a mean spirited and bitter anger....my fruit is bad......yesterday I apologized to our Lord and repented....and I do feel better but I must keep fighting these bad attitudes of mine!!

Thank you and Bless You

Telika said...

I am so blessed by your comment! It feels good to know that others are learning from me sharing what I have learned. The most important thing for you to know is that God cares more about us loving each other then politics. If you feel someone is doing wrong pray for them and ask for God's insight. You can also read another post in my June Archives, titled All of Us that can help you. you can find it at http://www.matthew1236.blogspot.com/2005/06/all-of-us.html

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sister for your response.....as I said earlier, this original post of yours is very timely for me....

The news out there is so bad and so evil but I have too remember that this was all predicted....and keep my eyes on the prize!!

Devon in Calgary

Telika said...

I will be praying for you