Anger Will Cost You ( by Fenny West )

Anger Will Cost You

Anger will cost you.
It will imprison you
And throw the key away
It will make you its prey
And make you its slave
It will also rob you
of the peace God gave.

Anger will make you fly
Of the candle,
Change your colour and candour
red or green.
Anger will make you stumble
Blind you and steal your miracle
And put you in a great debacle.

Anger is next door to danger
And it puts “Thee” in front of it.
It blurs your vision
And aborts your mission
Even mortgaging your future.

Anger will make you speak out of turn
And will increasingly make you burn
Until you burn yourself and choke yourself.
Anger is an enemy
Come to steal your victory.
It is a vice not to have in your tool box.

Anger can even cut short your days
Make so mad that you go astray.
With anger, you can hardly pray
And it will surely mess up your day.

“So what do I do?”, you ask.

Forgive and live
Love forgives.
God forgave you
You too can forgive.
Let go to let God
Do what Joseph did.
He forgave those who hated him and his dream.

He provided for them. He cared for them.

He comforted them.

When they plsy lower, you rise higher.
Pray for them, like Jesus did, “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.
Pray for them like Stephen,” Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”

That is the way to go.
That is the way to win
That is the way to overcome, overtake

and brake free to see glory and joy unspeakable and full of glory.

 

6      Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27   Neither give place to the devil.

29   Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30   And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31   Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32   And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

 Eph4:26-27,29-32

10           For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:1Pet3:10

Proverbs 15:

1      A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

9      Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Eccle7:9

60           And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.Acts7:60

34 [a]Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Luke 23:34

Joseph Forgives His Brothers

15 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” 16 So they approached[a] Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before he died, 17 ‘Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.’ Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18 Then his brothers also wept,[b] fell down before him, and said, “We are here as your slaves.” 19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? 20 Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. 21 So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.” In this way he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.

©Fenny West2019

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Anger

Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.
Ephesians 4:26
“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
Psalm 4:4
Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah

Do Not Grieve the Spirit
25 Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.
26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
27 nor give place to the devil.
Eph4:25-27

Blame

When you blame others, you avoid taking responsibility for your actions and are bound to repeat your mistakes. Progress will elude you as a result.

9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”
12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”
13 And the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Gen3

Complaining

Complaining takes your eyes off the goodness, grace, care and wisdom of God.
8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel; and the children of Israel went out with boldness.
9 So the Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and overtook them camping by the sea beside Pi Hahiroth, before Baal Zemphon.
10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.
11 Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?
12 Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.”
Ex14
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray without ceasing,
18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
1Thess5
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
Prov3:5-7

 

Envy

Envy leads to worry, stealing and murder.
Genesis 4: Cain Murders Abel
1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.”
2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
6 So the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”
8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.

Fear

 

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.
Genesis 15: God’s Covenant with Abram
1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua1:9

2 And the LORD said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’
3 Now therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him turn and depart at once from Mount Gilead.’ ” And twenty-two thousand of the people returned, and ten thousand remained.
Judges7:2-3

23 Then as he talked with them, there was the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, coming up from the armies of the Philistines; and he spoke according to the same words. So David heard them.
24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were dreadfully afraid. 1Sam17:23-2445 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
46 This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
48 So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
49 Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.

Guilt

Pray to God about what is causing the guilt. Ask for forgiveness.
Psalms 51: A Prayer of Repentance To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight — That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Unforgiveness

 

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Eph4:31-32

Genesis 50:17
‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.”’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him. Gen50:17
Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
Matthew 6:14
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Matthew 18:21
[ The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant ] Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

Worry

 

Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matt6:
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.Phil4:6-7

Is This a Down Fall?

Is This a Down Fall?

After he rose tall

Is this a down fall?.

It’s jus like Saul;

Lesson for us all.

After the victory

Beware the Valley

Near, in the alley

That floor many.

It can be you

Can be me too

If you are careless

If I am careless.

So friend beware

Of the snare that’s there

To rubbish your win

Dump it in the bin.

No one is immune

Me or even you

Avoid the ruin

That comes so soon.

You have an enemy

Often i-ni-me

He live in you

And that is true.

He is called, Flesh

Allowed, he will thrash

Defeat the New Man

The inward man.

So hold tight your nerve

Flesh, do not serve

Finish very well

The Gospel tell.

It can happen to

any man

Any woman

Any company

Any celebrity

Any business

Any actress.

Mind the yawning gap

After the victory lap

Waiting to floor

the joy in store.

26   “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,

27   nor give place to the devil.

Eph4:26-27

©Fenny West2013

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The Blame Game: An Old Dog (by Fenny West)

The Blame Game: an old dog

The blame Game

Is an old dog

Who makes us lame

And is against God.

 

 

The blame game

sows evil seeds

conjures and then frames

and poison feeds.

The blame game

can be a front

with different names

come out to haunt

So sheath your dagger

Before it wounds

You and others,

Release peaceful sounds.

“Lord, make me a channel of reconciliation, not separation.”

5     Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!

6     And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

7     For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.

8     But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.James3:6-8

22   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23   gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.Gal5:22-23

29   Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

30   And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

31   Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

32   And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Eph4:29-32

8     Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.Phil4:8

3     Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.

Ps141:3

Let us pray

Father,

Help me to control my lips and to think your thoughts, mind my mind and not allow it to be a seat evil imagination that will divide, corrode and alienate.

 I submit myself to you completely- sprit soul and body.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you.

O that my thoughts will be whatsoever is pure, honest, truthful, just of good report and praise –worthy.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

©Fenny West2012

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5721-the-blame-game-an-old-dog#11032

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5576-fresh-and-flourishing#10883

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/journey-of-jesus/

Family Feuds Just Feed Fat the Foe

Family feuds just feeds fat the foe

Who lurks, unseen in the background

He plays on the field of the mind

With the aim to run all aground.

Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile

Luring you to return fire for fire

As he referees all with a sinister smile

Championing hate and unforgiveness mire.

So now pray for God to guard your lips

To allow only rivers of love and peace

To abound, overflow avoiding a slip

That will blow apart and poison release.

“Lord, make me an instrument of peace and not of war”

 

36   But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

37   For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matt12:36-37

 

1   Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Ps141:3

29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Eph4:29-32

 

17   Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.

18   If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

19   Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.Rom12:17-19

 

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5719-family-feuds-just-feeds-fat-the-foe#11030

©Fenny West2012

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5576-fresh-and-flourishing#10883

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/journey-of-jesus/