WHEN EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG, EVERYTHING MAY SEEM HOPELESS.GOD WILL COME ALONG AND MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE HAPPEN….PRAISE HIM! Psalm 23:3 English Standard Version
He restores my soul. 3 He leads me in paths of righteousness [a] for his name’s sake.
Deuteronomy 8 New Living Translation (NLT)
A Call to Remember and Obey
“Be careful to obey all the commands I am giving you today. Then you will live and multiply, and you will enter and occupy the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors. 2 Remember how the LORD your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands. 3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. 4 For all these forty years your clothes didn’t wear out, and your feet didn’t blister or swell. 5 Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the LORD your God disciplines you for your own good.
6 “So obey the commands of the LORD your God by walking in his ways and fearing him. 7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. 8 It is a land of wheat and barley; of grapevines, fig trees, and pomegranates; of olive oil and honey. 9 It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills. 10 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
11 “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the LORD your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. 12 For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, 13 and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! 14 Do not become proud at that time and forget the LORD your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 15 Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock! 16 He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good. 17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ 18 Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
19 “But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed. 20 Just as the LORD has destroyed other nations in your path, you also will be destroyed if you refuse to obey the LORD your God.
GIVING THANKS TO THE LORD RIGHT NOW. THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN THIS VERY SECOND…TO Give THANKS TO THE LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1
Have you ever received a gift you didn’t deserve? The gift was given to you out of love. God is so great that He gives us His grace because of His love for us.
Grace is God showing His love to you even though you don’t deserve it. You can’t earn God’s grace. You do not deserve to be saved from sin and to have eternal life. But God showed His grace by saving you from sin’s punishment when you trusted in Jesus as your Savior. God also shows His grace by giving you strength and guidance, and by taking care of you each day. God, by His grace, gives you strength to handle difficult problems in your life. Isn’t God’s grace wonderful?
If you know Jesus as your Savior, you can be thankful that God saved you by His grace. The Bible says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith …” (Ephesians 2:8). You can also depend on God each day for the grace you need to live for Him. Because God shows His grace to you, you should show His grace to others. Have you ever thanked God for His grace in your life.
ARE YOU MENTALY ABUSIVE? I PERSONALY HAVE NO PROBLEM LISTENING TO OTHERS BUT WHEN PEOPLE BECOME MENTALLY ABUSIVE I SHUT THEM DOWN BY WALKING AWAY. I EXPERIENCED THIS YESTERDAY. AND I REALIZE THAT I AM NOT ALONE. CONTROLING ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR DOES NOT WORK ON ME. PRAISE GOD, HE HAS GIVEN ME THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE TO NOT ALLOW THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR TO AFFECT ME. ….It can happen to anyone. That’s right; anyone can become emotionally abusive in an intimate relationship or any relationship family friends etc. The path to emotional abuse begins at the point where resentment starts to outweigh compassion.
Resentment is a predominant emotional state in our age of entitlement. Because we perceive ourselves to have more of a right to feel good than previous generations, it follows that those around us have an obligation to make us feel good.
Resentment is a misguided attempt to transfer pain to someone else, specifically the shame of failure to feel good, to create more value, meaning, and purpose in our lives. Blaming this core failure on someone else justifies a sense of self-righteousness, along with low-grade anger, which temporarily feel more powerful. But the temporary empowerment comes at the cost of making an enemy of the beloved.
One problem with resentment is that it builds under the radar – by the time you’re aware that you’re resentful it has reached an advanced stage. You don’t realize how much it has taken over your life until, through therapy or some life changing event, you become more compassionate and look back on the years you have wasted being resentful. Eventually, with deep regret, you realize the pain you have suffered and the harm you have inflicted due to resentment.
Because resentment makes you feel like a victim – it feels like someone else is controlling your thoughts, feelings, and behavior – it comes with a built-in retaliation impulse. If you’re resentful, you are probably in some way emotionally abusive to the people you love. You have devalued, demeaned, sought to control or manipulate and deliberately hurt the feelings of loved ones. But you’ve been so focused on what you don’t like about their behavior that you haven’t noticed what you don’t like about your own. You probably have not grasped that resentment has made you into someone you are not. If you repeatedly tell a family member people think they are crazy or others beloved you are crazy. Yell scream, threatened someone because you want your way. Then you need to reach out for help. Controlling others is not healthy for you or others. If you are a victim seek help. Help is avalible, please check your yellow pages for a councillor or talk to a Pastor.