We must know if we don’t rule our own emotions, they will take us captive!
Today this subject was on my heart about taking charge of our own emotions.
We don’t need to let them rule over us!
The Word speaks:
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” Proverbs 25:28
Before you ask, do I have it all together every minute?
NO, surely not. Still I am striving each day to walk in The Spirit.
Christians, we should die to self every day.
“I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I die daily.” 1 Corinthians 15:3
So many say we are made emotional with feelings and sexual drives, etc.
We need to pull that thought apart here. We can understand why that is spoken maybe.
Still is it true?
Our old ‘Adamic nature’ got us all into this mess!
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:19
The Calvary Way will for sure get us out by being born again!
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” 1 John 5:4
It’s not okay to sin and say that it’s alright!
What about pulling down ‘strongholds’ in our mind?
Did not The Word of God say the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but ‘strong’ into pulling them down?
Is it the truth or not?
“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:13
Now, what about ‘anger’? Should it rule us?
I feel to share a link I wrote awhile back. First I will enclose an excerpt here.
“Oh the matchless love of God and who can know it? His infinite wisdom and mercy we don’t deserve.”
“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” Psalm 103:8
Still, The LORD abided faithful to even try to keep us as Christians, from falling into ‘traps’ of the enemy.
My Bible app gave me a scripture for today’s meditation.
It put me to thinking and ‘cross referencing’ different scriptures on this subject of ‘anger’.
Why don’t we do it God’s way? Let us take heed to our ways.
“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 “
Hope this may help us this day. As always, this message goes to me first as it should.
God bless you all.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.