Prayer Journal: Day 52

Day 52

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. – Colossians 3: 23-24

Whenever we feel overwhelmed by work, it is good to remember that whatever we do,  we do it for the Lord. The Lord is truly whom we serve, not men. There is really no need to please others, because our ultimate goal is to please God. 

What pleases God? Loving one another, being kind, patient, long suffering, and full of self control. 

It’s scary to lose control of one’s temper. Anger may be there to protect us in some cases, but it is a harmful emotion, and we don’t want to harm those we love by being angry.  

Unrighteous anger only makes us fools. Instead of reaching for anger in our emotional toolkit when things don’t go our way and when we disagree with others, we need to take a deep breath and be patient. 

We need to state our needs nicely, and say “please.”

Nobody likes being yelled at. We get more bees from honey than from vinegar. The Lord wants us to love, not hate.

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