“A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy on the other hand is like cancer in the bones.”
“Jealousy is a sentiment which is born in love but which is produced by the fear that the loved person prefers someone else.”
Jealousy has destructive power. It’s actually a disagreement with God over something we don’t have that He has chosen to give someone else. Or, in some cases, it results from fear of being replaced in a relationship or job. To overcome this attitude, we must first acknowledge that we have a conflict with God. We should confess our wrong mindset, repent, and then turn away from it.
One of the most helpful things we can do is focus on what the Lord is doing in our own life. This brings us back to the path He’s chosen for us. God has our best in mind, but it may be that we’re missing His blessings because our mind is elsewhere. The more we delight ourselves in Him, the more our desires will align with what He wants for us.
Some of the saddest words on earth are we don’t have room for you. Jesus knew the sounds of those words. He was still in Mary’s womb when the innkeeper said, “We don’t have room for you.” And when he hung on the cross, wasn’t the message one of utter rejection? “We don’t have room for you in this world.”
Today Jesus is given the same treatment. He goes from heart to heart, asking if he might enter. Every so often, he is welcomed. Someone throws open the door of his or her heart and invites him to stay. And to that person Jesus gives this great promise. “In my Father’s house are many rooms” (John 14:2). We make room for him in our hearts, and Jesus makes room for us in his house!
For most Americans this weekend is the last days before Christmas. Everyone will be focused on shopping, cooking, and driving to a relative’s house for the holiday.
For those of you traveling this weekend be especially careful. As you know the weather has created problems but unsafe drivers can create headaches for you and in some cases tragedy.
Remember, Christmas is not about presents. We are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior. Jesus came into the world to save us from our sins. That was His gift to us. Now, let’s do our part by worshiping Jesus and thanking Him and giving praise as our gift to Him.
Blessings to all, this holiday season. And as they say here in the south, “Ya’ll be careful out there, ya hear.”
Hello faithful readers. I injured my back a few days ago and I am more or less disabled. I am on the road to recovery but it is a very slow process. I would appreciate any prayers you might have for me during your worship or prayer time. Thank you. Blessings to all.
I will post again when and if I have enough energy. Thanks.
Friday is here which means the weekend is just around the corner. As you relax this weekend take time to thank God for all you have, where you live and the many blessings He’s bestowed upon you. God is a God of love, mercy, grace and understanding. Take Him at His word and receive Jesus as your savior. You’ll be glad you did.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.—Psalm 18:2
Who do you turn to for protection in your time of need? Most would answer they turn to the police, medical professionals or other service providers. Who do you turn to when you need protection from the enemy, Satan?
Our Lord has provided us the most powerful weapon in the world to help us in our time of need. His Word can release stress from your life and protect you in the shadow of His wings. God has given us His word to help us in our daily lives. Why not take advantage of this great opportunity to open your bible today and read what God has to say to you.
David, the great king of Israel, found protection and peace in the Lord, and in His word. There is no detail about daily living that is left out of God’s Word. Your life’s direction, protection and peace lay within it’s powerful pages.
I pray that God will add His blessings to your day. If you’ve not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior then may I encourage you to do so. If you have questions about “being saved”, may I recommend you talk to a pastor or reach out to a friend that you know who follows the Lord. The decision you reach today will have eternal consequences. I pray you will make the right choice.