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Learn to control your anger

‘Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.’ Proverbs 19:11 NLT When it comes to anger, here is what you need to know: it isn’t a psychological disorder; everybody gets angry. And it’s not necessarily a sin. Like a fast-flowing river, it can generate constructive or destructive energy and be unleashed negatively or harnessed [...]

The joys of heaven (3)

‘There will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain.’ Revelation 21:4 NASB Sometimes we describe dying as crossing the Jordan. That’s because the Jordan River runs into the Dead Sea. The story is told of an elderly Christian lady who was dying. For most of her life, illness had confined her to bed or a [...]

The joys of heaven (2)

‘The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth.’ Revelation 21:16 NKJV The next time you feel cramped for space, read this: ‘The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its [...]

The joys of heaven (1)

‘For our citizenship is in heaven,’ Philippians 3:20 NASB The story is told of a pastor who asked his congregation, ‘How many of you want to go to heaven?’ Everyone raised their hand except one little boy. The pastor said, ‘Son, don’t you want to go to heaven?’ He replied, ‘Yes, but I thought you were getting [...]

Steps to forgiveness (2)

‘Forgive, and you will be forgiven.’ Luke 6:37 NIV Here are three more steps to forgiveness: 1) Accept people as they are and don’t try to change them. You say, ‘I’ll only forgive them if they change.’ That just keeps you tied to them, obsessing over what they did and demanding they act in ways that you [...]

Steps to forgiveness (1)

‘Forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another.’ Colossians 3:13 NKJV The misery of living with unforgiveness in your heart always lasts longer than the pain of the offence. Always! When you hold on to resentment, you open the door to depression and physical illness. Forgiving brings healing to your wounds and restores your joy. [...]