Target Point, Vol. 29 of 31
Today's Verse/Thought: Worms and Butterflies
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. II Corinthians 5:17
You've probably figured out by now that God is the only answer to keeping our anger under control. We discussed the aspects of, and the keys to, properly managed anger.
The world talks about learning how to control anger through meditation, Zen, New Age thinking, remedies that are man made and man inspired. As a result, our culture has never been angrier. A recent article in the Parade Magazine of our newspaper asked the question, Why Are We So Angry? Another article was entitled: Gate agents targets of 'ground rage'. And another, Man faces 3 years for animal cruelty. Article after article discusses, road rage, sky rage, sideline rage. Has our collective fuse suddenly become shorter? Have we all lost our patience?
Have you ever heard of a butterfly being called a converted worm? Recently the six year old grandson of a friend of mine was asked why he wanted to be baptised. His immediate response was, I want to be a new creation. This little guy had it right! He had received Jesus Christ into his heart to be the Lord of his life. He was obeying Christ's direction to us to repent and be baptized, and rather than just being a converted worm he wanted a whole new being.
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, now is the time. You will find that as a new creation in Christ Jesus, you become just that. He will transform you if you let Him.
If you have had a problem with anger, He will help you let the past be past-and allow the old things to pass away.
Perhaps you have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ that He is the Son of God, but you have never made Him the LORD OF YOUR LIFE. It's simple, but it's hard in that it's a matter of faith and trust. Ask Him today to take over. Ask Him to increase your faith and trust. Only by His grace can we get a handle on properly managing our anger.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Wrapping It Up