Do not lose your temper it only leads to harm. Psalm 37:8 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
The next time someone does or says something that I do not like I instantly stop! Then take a deep breath and pray to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, strength and grace on the proper manner in which to reply ( even if that means keeping my mouth shut ).
This will avoid a lot of hurt and regret by making the right choices at this point. This is the prayer that will be said:
Please Jesus, help me to look beyond what people say and see their heart.
Please forgive me for the times I have responded too quickly and foolishly in anger.
Please teach me to emulate You and be quick to listen, slow to speak and even slower to get angry.
It is in Your wise strong name I humbly, meekly ask this important request. Amen
May you be blessed with the gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of joy. May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share these gifts with others today. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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As Christ is our King, so too are we His free will servants Joseph a son of Jehovah
I have been a faithful servant of our Lord for the past forty years.
He has led me to move from the farm to the city. It was there I learned natural medicine as well as to serve by doin volunteer work in a hospital. This was preparing me for the next stage of growth and service unto Him.
The next phase was to live in a tent in the western provinces of Canada planting trees. It has here in His marvelous creation of nature that He taught me so much of Himself while serving others in camp as a first aid attendant. If anybody got sick or injured they always came to me. As well, I learned to be a big brother and care about their mental health and for most, it was the first time they were ever loved.
This caring for others prepared me for the next step which was to be a teacher all over China. Here not only did my example guide many to our Heavenly King but also taught me how to deal with narcissist.
This prepared me to come home to take care of a narcissistic mother while dealing with narcissist family members.
It was in China that the Lord also guided me to become a Christian writer which has been faithfully done for the past ten years.
I know not what will happen tomorrow but I know who holds tomorrow in His hands and it is Him I place my total confidence and trust in. Joseph a son of Jehovah
October 2, 2020 at 4:53 am
Amen! We have the love of the Holy Spirit to convict us. God Bless
October 2, 2020 at 5:19 am
And to help us
October 2, 2020 at 6:48 am
And, even when we blow it, we have God’s forgiveness. We also have the opportunity to humble ourselves and apologize to anyone we have wronged.
October 2, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Very good point.
These are important attributes of every Christian
October 4, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Love this reminder, Joseph. Thank you for sharing.
October 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm
You are very welcome.