Sunday, April 26, 2015

How truly I love you with Christ's love! Want the best for you and yours. I consider you and me to be friends.. "and I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health—that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul!"

"First things first." Always heard that as the kid who felt like doin' my cores and homework after goin' surfin' at Salt Creek. And this here really needs to be first among all first things.

Are you feeding it when ya really don't need to be feedin' it?

Has that conversation been headed south like a tall roller coaster ride at Six Flags or Disney World minus all the thrill and fun?

Ready to have the contentious strife cease.. or not so much? They can't long argue with them self.
The Bible says, "Where there is no wood, the fire goes out.." 26/20Aproverbs

The servant of the Lord must not, must not, must not allow themselves to strive. Christians arguing with each other or with a lost person.. is not a good witness. It solves nothing.  Even if you were to win the argument you could lose the friend. Listen, when there is ongoing arguing, at least one of the two parties involved has pride.

You know that with some people it's a whole lot easier that with others to get drawn into reacting in the flesh.. or an ugly argument. Before I could blink my eyelids, I've been drawn in before. I'm not proud of it, but I've been guilty of this on more than one occasion. Grateful for God's mercy and grace.   

Choose to walk in the Spirit and in victory instead of in the flesh with defeat on your hands. Too many have that. Yes, hold your peace, appropriate His anointing to conquer, and show Christ's love.

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.." 10/3-5two.cor.nkjv