"So much of the Christian life is a choice. Every day (multiple times a day) we're presented with a choice to choose God or choose ourselves. Anger is a perfect example. You can just feel it coming, can't you? Anger is an almost total body experience. Muscles get tight. Temples throb. Jaw clenches. Explosion feels imminent...wooing us into believing we have no choice but to react. But it's not true. We almost always have a choice when it comes to anger. We can choose to embrace it and sin. Or choose choose to put it away, and instead choose kindness, self-control, compassion, and love. Man! It seems like every single thing we've prayed for so far starts with what's in our own hearts! I'm afraid anger is no different. Today, when you're tempted to sin in anger, ask the Lord to show you the way out (He promises He will) and choose grace and love instead."
:: Assignment for Today ::
- Reading: When Hearts Soften (Study Questions)
- Prayers: Anger
- Comment: We've all been there. Anger is common to all. Share your best tips for keeping your cool when those guys grate on your last nerve!