I am changing thoughts on this thread but will respond all this week to the many questions regarding fasting in last weeks post! Have fun! Pick one!
I wonder if anger and confrontation motivates me…
How many of you get angry? Come on. I am like you and I have anger….
I was yakking on my cell phone while driving this week… Came to a four way stop sign and made my stop, proceeded through at my turn only to have a blue car blow her stop sign and then having the audacity to give me a one fingered ‘hello’ salute like it was my fault. Oh I was choked.
How many of you on a regular basis get angry?
How many of you on a regular basis get angry and you scare yourself?
How many of you on a regular basis get angry and say things and stop yourself later and say “I just didn’t say that did I?”
Or how many of you have gotten so angry that you have broken things and you sat there with the broken thing in hand and said “I just didn’t break that did I?”
You can find somebody totally depressed, exhausted and stressed and if you give them something to be angry about there will be an explosion of unprecedented proportions. Anger produces a rocket fuel of energy, it produces unreal adrenaline and stimulus. We scare ourselves with the power that goes through us when we are angry. There is a nuclear force that resides in you and I and it is called anger. When we find ourselves angry we can leap a tall building with a single bound, right?
Jesus had a confrontation with the religious rulers, the Pharisees…in Mark 3. Here we have a Jesus and a GOD who gets angry yet, in Christianity, causeless, excessive, or protracted anger is considered sinful. (Matthew 5:22; Col. 3:8), and unbridled wrath is one of the 7 Deadly Sins. The Bible warns "do not let the sun go down on your anger" (Eph. 4:26), that is, do not let feelings of anger last so long as to become sinful. There is, however, what is commonly referred to as "righteous anger," or divine anger that is found throughout the scriptures. We find a GOD who gets angry at certain things. So in our efforts to communicate to people that our GOD is one of love we conveniently leave out the aspects of the fact that our GOD is also one or wrath, anger and judgment. But if you have a God of love will you have a GOD who gets angry and why?