Does anger work

The wrath of man doesn’t work

the righteousness of God

James 1:20

Angry reaction never produce right results

Losing one’s temper can never achieve anything,

least of all the righteousness of God in our life.

If you get angry at me

you won’t gain a thing but losses

If I get angry at You

I won’t gain a thing but losses

We want what is right & profitable in our life

The only thing that’s right & profitable

Are God’s truth, God’s ways & God’s righteousness

Another way of saying it is

Two wrong don’t make a right

The first wrong is bad

The second wrong is actually worse

Jesus exemplifies “an eloquent silence.”

The Lord

could have opened Pilate eyes at his mock trial.

He could have opened the high priests & Pharisees eyes

when they scoffed Him & beat & spit on Him

He could have brought a flaming fire down on them.

He could have brought legion upon legion

of mighty angels, standing with swords drawn,

from the unseen world to materialize right before their eyes.

He might have told them of a throne,

high & lifted up beyond a billion teeming

galaxies in space.

He might have answered Pilate’s cynical question

“What is truth?”

by an exposition of all of the follies

of all of the philosophers of Athens & Rome.

What we’re seeing in our present culture will

changes nothing for the better but for the worse

We need the righteousness of God

Twisted perverted wickedness brings chaos

destruction, multiplied hatred & more bloodshed

All the appeasing virtue signaling
of it is foolishness

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Be thankful

In every thing give thanks:

for this is the will of God

in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Quench not the Spirit

1 Thes. 5:18

thank God no matter what happens.

This is the way God wants us to live

We belong to Christ Jesus

Don’t suppress the Spirit

The message

In my life the presence or absence of gratitude

is very interesting in my attitude & life responses

Gratitude & a lack of it effects my perspective.

I wish I could get a deep sense of awe

I wish this would become ingrained in my mind.

Just a basic awareness, in every waking moment,

of the amazing truth that God is infinite

And in all of His perfections He loves me.

That every breath I draw comes from Him

That every feeling & thought would be focused on Jesus

Unfortunately I have a personal flaw

There are leaks where aggravations interfere.

The ability to draw breath is a big deal

The gift of allowing the breath of Gods Spirit in

Now that’s even beyond my wildest imagination

The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind,

Of fresh life giving breath.

He magnificently clearers the air,

He frees me from the brutal tyranny

of sin and death.

My human condition is always battling sin & death,

I live in an internal disordered mess

of struggling to breath.

But breath gives life.

Basic breathing keeps me alive

Breathing in Gods Spirit is my new life

As breath gives life to my physical muscle

Gods Spirit & Gods voice through His Word

Gives spiritual life to my new being in Christ

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Taking the time

This time element can get us out of focus.

Things like Waiting are a big deal

We see things going a certain destructive way

We don’t have the time for it

Wait on the Lord. That’s what prayer is about

Putting our times in His hands.

God is never in a hurry, but do we have the time for Him

He can never fail. Why would we want to get in His way?

What He has promised He says He’ll perform.

But waiting that’s a real trust issue

“Wait on the Lord … wait, I say, on the Lord.”

That was the one thing we can’t seem to do.

Or, we won’t do

Our failure to wait costs us

Waiting is a lifelong lesson.

And we desperately need to wait.

We try to wait but we fret,

We try to wait and we have fits,

We try to wait and We get fatalistic;

Nope, that’s not trusting prayer

We are to wait on the Lord. Give Him the time

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Multiplying bunnies

1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me!
many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul,
There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice,
and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked;
for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people,
that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD:
thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Psalms 3

GOD! Aren’t you paying attention?

Look! Enemies past counting!

Enemies sprouting like mushrooms,

Enemies reproducing like rabbits

Mobs of them all around me,

roaring their mockery:

Psalms 3:1 PARAPHRASED

I’ve been putting myself to sleep

thinking over psalms 3 lately

I memorized Psalms 3 years ago In the KJV

Now here I am

many litters of Rabbits have invaded our yard

I’m feeling a little over run. I see them everywhere

They are super cute as babies.

You pick them up & they squeak

I am a member of an online gardening site

Someone on this site told me I’ve invaded the rabbits land

And that I need to yield to the rabbits & give them space

They freak my little dog out. She has a fit

Granted my dog is a big neurotic.

She barks at bugs.

I even had someone write me about Washington law

The law protects Rabbits.

I can’t move them. I can’t do anything about them

So yes, many rabbits rise up against me

and they say; there is no help for me from God

But God says He’s my shield.

If the Rabbits are breaking through the shield

If there getting around the fencing

God says He’s my glory & He lifts my head up

Selah (breath) breath that calming air in

But the Rabbits say there’s no help for me in God

I water this big Hosta plant & 3 bunnies jump out

from under the plant with Hosta on their breath

So I cry unto God. I lift up my voice.

My dog screams too.

God hears me & her

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Escargot

Escargot is a dish consisting of cooked edible land snails.

They are often served as an hors d’oeuvre and consumed as a delicacy

You can buy canned escargot in any grocery store.

But they are slip sliding around in our garden like starving maniacs

I’ve read they really love bran flakes.

These slick gooey treasures will eat bran flakes until they explode.

Yuck

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Disconnected

‪Don’t allow the luxury of despondency.

It’s dangerous. ‬

‪Depression drains the heart

Despair denies us impressions of grace. ‬

‪Disillusion magnifies & falsifies coloring to objects

Discouragement renders our burdens too heavy.

God’s designs are infinitely wise

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His sweetness

Knowing Jesus as our Lord & Savior

is a song,
is an ecstasy,
is a feast,
is a revelry.

It is strong as the rock is strong,

it is as sweet as the honey is sweet.

F W Boreham

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