Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Keeping It Strife-Free Inside My Head
"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." ... Matthew 12:37
Tom flew away to Iowa on Monday so I'm here playing with the new weed-whacker and hedge trimmer he bought for me and watering garden beds since--finally--our rain has stopped.
Though after what happened in Houston, really, I need to stop complaining about that (rain).
This Summer? The type which makes me long for even a Winter of blizzards, but now, color me grateful that my rougher-than-I-told-you Summer did not wash my house away.
What a scary world is ours, right? If it's not natural disasters, it's unnatural strife and how sad that the arguments still creep in during a tragic life-snatching flood.
I mean, since the 80's, God's given me super patience with non-Christians who act like rabid wolves and make accusations, for the Bible says satan has blinded their minds. They don't get it. The Holy Spirit's not there to explain things to them, to calm their frenetic heads, or to help them love difficult people supernaturally.
But when (like at Facebook this week) it's the Christians acting like wolves, showing no mercy, but attacking, shredding other Christians because of assumed evil motives? Oh, my eyes get squinty-mad and my heart goes all rolling boil-ish.
Oh dear. But then I must return to calm. To forgiveness.
It's so not worth gripping anger while watching your peace float away. Crashing waves must be told 'peace, be still,' otherwise their loudness drowns out God and how then will I hear His voice?
How will I walk in obedience (and not grieve the Holy Spirit) if I can't even hear His instructions?
What I want is the peace Jesus died to give me, the kind the world cannot snatch away. I don't have to understand the tragedies or mayhem--I just need to cling to the One who's never confused or scared by any of it.
He is the rock which no storm in Life--nothing--can ever roll away.
"There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." ... Proverbs 12:18
"No one can know a person's thoughts except that person's own spirit, and no one can know God's thoughts except God's own Spirit." ... 1 Corinthians 2:11
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