The Consequences of Anger Ephesians 4:26,27 In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:31,32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Read along...... "Never forget that you have a higher calling which is realized only by humbling yourself to the level of a servant. Look for the opportunities that the Lord will give you today to serve someone. Take yourself alongside Christ, who was the ultimate servant of all !" THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANGER: Anger is common emotion that arises when one encounters a threat, insult, injustice, or frustration! God Himself feels anger and He has given us this same ability. But because of our fallen nature, we often respond in a sinful manner when this intense feeling overwhelms us. One prevalent response is to hold on to anger until it becomes part of our character. It takes up residence in the innermost being and starts to twist thinking and agitate emotions. Peace and joy cannot co-exist with the anxiety and frustration that accompany bitterness. After poisoning the character, an angry spirit spills over into other relationships. Hurtful words are thrown like flaming arrows, even at those innocents who aren't the cause of the rage. Shields of protection are raised in an effort to avoid any future hurts. Unfortunately, the results of these behaviors is stressed relationships and isolation. While anger CAN damage character and connections with others, its most tragic consequence is broken fellowship with God. Wrath not only hinders His work in and through believers; it also grieves the Father's heart big time ! What He desires is to shower His children with blessings, but fists full of anger cannot receive His riches of character and calling. *** *** *** *** Fruit of the day: "Are you harboring anger? It could be so deeply burried within your soul that you are unaware of its presence. But sustained, unresolved bitterness WILL affect every area of your life. Ask God to reveal any hidden resentment. Release it and take hold of the riches of Christ !" Word of the day: "Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is a great equalizer !" Food for thought: "Apologizing does not mean that you are wrong and the other is right. It simply means that you value the relationship more than your ego !" **** "Even little acts of kindness are never known to hurt anyone. All bread are meant to be shared.