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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Don't Spout Off

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20

Don't be the 'little teapot'  from the old children's song and let others "hear you spout" even though you may feel like it. Long lines at fast food that are anything but fast, long waits for a doctor appointment or auto repair, or at a very long stop light. Many scenarios can cause a person to 'lose it' and spout off. 

Take a deep breath. Breathe in God's goodness and blessings and breathe out anger and hatred. Breathe in love and breathe out arrogance. Whatever it is in life that makes you want to steam like a tea pot, get it under control before it controls you. Only the enemy gets a charge out of angry steaming people. 

Today whatever you face, whatever comes your way, be prepared to reflect Jesus' in your outward response and also let peace rule your inner self. You will feel much better in the long run. 

PRAYER: Anger is a common emotion but it does not have to rule me or control me. I choose to be at peace no matter what is thrown at me. Give me your strength to handle all things that come my way. In Jesus' name. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Becky: Thank you for your timely message. We all need to do as the Word says--quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. It would save a lot of us a lot of problems.