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22/02/2022 03:00 - 23/02/2022 02:00

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice” - Ephesians 4:31 (NIV). 

Most of everyone who has used an electric device is familiar with a small piece of machinery that may cause it to stop working, especially if the current is too high. It is called a fuse. The fuse is an essential part of electrical devices acting as a stop gap to wild currents that may cause the break out of fire.

If say an electric flat iron has been carrying too much heat the fuse may blow up. Likewise when our bodies are loaded with so much heat they too can blow up, if just to release all that energy within.

Anger is one current if one carries it for so long which may render a person's fuse to blow up. Anger is energy that needs to be released. If a person has been going around seething with anger, if not channeled out constructively, in the end they may just blow up.

For that reason, for the good of our lives, we should as the Apostle Paul advises, "get rid of bitterness, rage and anger" which is for our good health. Because we do not live in a perfect world with perfect people there will always be something every now and then to upset any of us. But to live a victorous Christian life we must learn to practice the habit of forgiveness instead of holding on to that anger.

Of course sharing is also helpful, but where that avenue is not available, then do forgive as you have been forgiven! "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you" (Ephesians 4: 32).

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I free myself of all anger and bitterness, to live a completely victorous life in you, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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