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A CALM MIND AND HEART

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Blog by Rachel Jeffries International Ministries. Widows with Purpose. Newsletters. General Discussion

A CALM MIND AND HEART

Rachel Jeffries

Proverbs 14:30 says in the Amplified Bible “A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.”

In verse 29 it says if we are slow in anger we have great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit, exposes and exalts his folly.

STAY IN FOCUS

We are not of the world even though we are in it.  Therefore we fight with God’s Word to stay in focus with Him and not be part of envy, jealousy, and wrath.  If you have ever been the brunt of a jealous, envious and wrathful person, it is not fun.  Jealousy leads to anger and rage.  Actions usually follow.  This is where we get road rage and other murderous things happening today. 

ONE SIGN OF GRIEVING

One of the signs of grieving can be anger.  You are angry at the person for leaving you.  You may be angry because they did not take care of themselves.  There are many reasons to be angry.  If they left you in a lurch financially, spiritually and emotionally it can surface with anger.  So un-dealt with anger, jealousy, envy can lead to wrath and actions unbecoming to us.  One of the big keys is to recognize it, ask for forgiveness.  Even though the person is gone we forgive them. Also get our mind on Him who will never fail us.  He provides in the midst of trouble; He gives us new life and more abundantly.  Sometimes you have to just say, “I let it go”.  Look in the mirror and say, “I let it go”.

We serve a God of peace and order.  So let Him do the ministry in us today. 

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, you are life, peace and order. I yield to your personality and ask that you flow through me.  Anger, jealousy, rage and wrath you have nothing to do with me.  Forgive me Lord, wash me clean of any of these works of the enemy.  I choose to listen to you Lord and not make my life and other’s lives miserable by yielding to the flesh.  Fill me today with all that you are in Jesus Name. AMEN!

CONFESSION: I am holy as He is holy. I confess He has made me brand new through Christ.  I am a new creation serving God with all my heart, mind and spirit.  He is the greater one living in me.  I choose today to walk in the goodness of God and not the deceiving thoughts of Satan.  My heart is clean before the Lord.  I confess His knowledge flows through me. I confess it, possess it and walk in it through His power today. HALLELUJAH!   

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