14 Oct 2013 by Rev Jai Kumar-
King Solomon said, "WORDS" kill, "WORDS" give life. What you speak out has the capacity to either bless or curse SOMEBODY. In other words, your words are like "nitroglycerin", they can blow-up bridges or heal hearts.
DONT SAY ANYTHING WITHOUT WISDOM
Wisdom dictates that the best time to hold your tongue is when you feel like you just have to say something. On the other hand, Ignorance is always eager to speak, resulting in hurtful remarks. When you don't know what to say, just say nothing and listen! After all, you learn nothing when you are talking without wisdom.
WISDOM OF GOD IS PEACE
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure and full of quiet gentleness. Such wisdom is peace-loving and courteous. It allows discussion, has a teachable spirit, and is willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy, compassion and good deeds. It is whole-hearted, straightforward and sincere. And those who are peace makers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness (James 3:17-18).
THE ENEMY WANTS TO CONQUER YOUR PEACE
Many of us are ignorant of the fact that there is so much power in peace. There is nowhere you will find peace except in Jesus. Have you ever discovered that the first territory the enemy wants to take over is your peace because that's the seat of your power? The devil is all out to get you upset and the only way he can do it is by stealing your peace. The moment he succeeds, he can get you off-balanced and make you run in circles. Then he will sit back and smile all the way through.
YOU WILL LOSE YOUR JOY WHEN ANGER TAKES CONTROL
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath
Listen! Next time when you get all worked up! Or when you get angry!, ask yourself, "What is the enemy trying to do here.?" So often we justify ourselves and say, "I have a reason to be angry!" "I have a reason to be upset!" When you are angry, when you are upset, that's when he takes control of your life and manipulates you further. That's where you lose your joy! And when you lose your joy, you will sink into another level by losing your strength. Because the joy of the Lord is your strength!
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall no herd be in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:17 &18 (KJV)
A FORGIVING HEART BRINGS PROSPERITY TO YOUR LIFE
Remember the life of Joseph. He fed those who imprisoned and abused him. He blessed those who betrayed him. In so doing, he prospered and was favoured by God to a level he could hardly imagine! Joseph had a forgiving heart! Joseph controlled his emotions! And he was set free from his anger and revenge over his own brothers.
You just need to learn how to express your feelings in a more productive way that will not hinder God's blessing and favour, which can only flow into your life when you can dwell in peace.
GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is the founder and pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL. He is also a member of ECCM, spiritual overseer for Full Gospel Christian Church KL, co-founder of the Kingdom Christian Fellowshp Subang Jaya, and also the author of a book entitled, 'God's Time Clock.'
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