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Ecc. 3:1, 7 “There is a time for everything, & a season for every activity under heaven: a time to tear & a time to mend, a time to be silent & a time to speak”

It’s on us when prayer, heaping hot coals & turning the other cheek has yielded no results. Sounds wrong to some.. please let me explain. There is a biblical balance so hang in there all the way through.

In life, sometimes we must pick our poison when caught between two undesired choices. On one hand we want to step back, pray & let Jesus do His thing. And we don’t want to ever step on the Holy Spirit’s toes when it comes to that. On the other hand we want to take care of it ourselves however, we really don’t like confrontation, Amen? So, put simply it’s ‘let go’ or ‘hold on to it.’ Remember, all things are about balance in our walk as Christians. The answer to the equation: Both are correct.. self agenda must be subtracted.

Example: Let’s say a friend is doing something that hurts you everytime you see them. You choose to pray & give it to God but it’s been a long while … no change. Prayers begin responsibilities. Speak up in love & at a normal tone of voice & state what’s in-between you & him/her (Mat. 18:15). Does it mean God ignored your request? No. Clearly life is meant to be lived. God doesn’t want you to go on being hurt but to live by way of speaking up. In a world of impersonal social media things like phone calls & face time are almost unheard of. Don’t you think this gives place for the devil?  
Lack of or no communication is Satan’s playground. His specialty. Opening & keeping open the lines of communication is what we are supposed to be doing to derail the enemy. It’s so much easier to let go ..but how will that offending brother or sister ever grow if they don’t know? As humans we tend to avoid drama & confronting things. Be tactful. Be gentle.. but out with it.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Col. 4:6

Consider you keep it to yourself & let that person keep on hurting you. We are mankind & not god. After a while we get feelings & if feelings go unchecked.. like a volcano it builds up until it explodes. May turn into harsh words or violence. Self control is a fruit of the spirit therefore we must keep it in check to insure self control is the end result. Faith without works is dead. Pray the Holy Spirit speak right through you when you speak to your offender.. Don’t let the day end before you confront in love because as it is written..

Ephesians 4:26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”

Jesus died so that we could live. He surely didn’t do so for us to remain silent thereby giving place for fights. Pray about it. ~Pastor Pete

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