The Lord blessed us with a new 6 year-old girl on dialysis. We alo received a 9 year old little girl.
The rains for two days have been merciless and that has affected our job assignments because we were depending on the large teams now here to paint 5 buildings but the blocks are too wet to do so. Maryland, Texas and 3 Alabama teams are here.
Luke 6:38 – “Love your enemies! Do good to them.” Romans 12:14-19 – Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath.” Galatians 5:15,19-21 – If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” Ephesians 4:2-3 -“Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Try always to be led along together by the Holy Spirit and so be at peace with one another.” Hebrews 12:14-15 -“Work at getting along with each other and with God.”
It does not take a genuis to see that the desire of the Lord is for us to repair relationshiips that are broken.
James 4:1-2 “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.”
James makes it clear that our internal desires or jealouses are the fuel that flames our passions and brings the anger and bitterness.James says that we look at what others have and desire those things but when we cannot obtain them we are angry, bitter and resentful to the point that we will kill them.
Killing in the eyes of Jesus is “anger in your heart is equal to murder.” Bitterness is murder. James is clear that the fuel for feuds is our own internal insecurities.We desire so many things that WE DO NOT NEED!
Fanning the flames is a major problem in relationships. I am so proud of the transition team however there have been bumps and it is because these young men and women have been raised together since early childhood and too often see one another as friends rather than professionals.
We have no fueds but we have to be aware of the potential. You need to look to your life and decide if there is the same potential in your own relationships.