Breaking Bread For 5.19.20

Scripture

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

James 1:19-20

Reflection

A child of God should be strengthened in God’s Word, and by the example of His son Jesus Christ. We should have discernment to see, hear, feel, and know when things are wrong and not of God. We should have discernment to see, hear, feel, and know when we are being moved towards darkness.

We should be disciplined enough to turn away from darkness and not give in to anger, rage, and temptation. Pray for the strength to be more loving even when others aren’t being loving to you. As the old adage goes, “If you have nothing good to say then say nothing at all”. We should practice this daily.

Prayer

Father, let me open my ears to listen more intently and purposely. Open my eyes to see the things that I overlook, steer my eyes away from the things that would tempt me away from You. I pray for clarity so that my journey isn’t long through this wilderness that I’ve entered.

Free my mind so that I’m not so naive that I am taken advantage of; that I stop before I speak so that only loving words come from my mouth, and that I pray when under stress or confused so that my emotions do not bubble out of control and grow to anger, rage, or mania.

Father, I know that rage is not a product or bi-product of Your love and light. It is in weakness that a person turns to anger to address their concerns and issues. It is a weak person that lashes out verbally or physically. Warm my heart Father so that I can see, think, speak, and react as a righteous ambassador in Your name. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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