Wisdom

August 30, 2017

Good Day Everyone!

 

Another amazing lesson from Pastor Corey tonight! I'm going to be a "one upper" Pastor Corey!  😂

 

Several points hit home with me tonight. It hits hard in the gut on the things I need to work on, but it is a positive to be able to focus on areas I need to work on. I've always felt I exercised Integrity, but I know that it is not "pure" and I need to work on being a more honest man with myself, as well as, with others. 

 

I am guilty of antagonizing anger. When my son or wife is frustrated or angry I will poke and fuel it with unnecessary comments. What sort of father and husband does this? The man I see in the mirror and I have a lot of growing to do in this area. 

 

I'm horrible with allowing my feelings to control my actions. I truly need to breath, calm down, step back and not be too quick to react to something. Society is way too quick to react to their ill feelings and do something that later they will regret. 

 

Wow, every topic of the lesson from tonight proves I have a lot of growing to do. My decision making needs a lot of work as well. I need to be more reasonable in what I do and what I say. Listen more and talk less. I'm sure a lot of people that know me will agree. 

 

My mistakes are not bigger than another's. In fact I need to be more compassionate to others and their problems. I can have a bad day, but it is important to understand that others also have bad days and I do not need to sell the fact that my day was any worse. 

 

God knows my weaknesses and I'm working on them through scripture, these posts and taking a deep breath and working on letting it go. We all have struggles and sin; keep praying, reading the Bible and working with others to overcome your weaknesses. 

 

I really did not plan to relay the lesson, but I'm an imperfect man that has a lot of work to do and I felt compelled to let others know my struggles and faults. I am working on them every day. 

 

James 3:13-18

Two Kinds of Wisdom

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

 

Please continue to pray for our fellow Americans in the Houston area dealing with so many obstacles and tribulations. Pray for our family and friends dealing with health problems right now; God knows and is aware of these problems and we just need to continue to pray for strength and His healing hand. Pray for our Church, our Pastor and our Nation. Pray for the concerns weighing heavy on your heart. Praise Him for His many glories and blessings.

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