July 31 – 1 Thessalonians 5

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Thoughts on Anger

The thunder of angry words “sours the milk of human kindness.”

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

People who are always hitting the ceiling are usually full of hot air.

Hot heads and cold hearts never solve anything.

People, are like pins, are useless when they lose their heads.

Our tempers get us into trouble and pride keeps us there.

Anger is the wind that blows out the lamp of intelligence.

I Hate Wheelbarrows

The following post was written by Bro. M. Ballestero and appeared on his blog, www.martynballestero.com.

Evangelist Martyn Ballestero

Oh, I guess there are some good things that could be said about them. But that still doesn’t change my mind. I hate wheelbarrows. I hate them for any number of reasons, some of which I will tell you.

First, I hate wheelbarrows because they’re too much work. Entirely too much effort has to be expended to make them go.

Second, I hate wheelbarrows because they are prone to become “lopsided” easily which demands additional effort to correct. They get off balance too easily.

Third, I hate wheelbarrows because they all have to be pushed. They won’t do one thing by themselves. They’ll never budge unless made to. They’ll never go forward unless someone wears their self out pushing them. Then, just as soon as the pusher stops, the wheelbarrow stops too.

Some folks are like wheelbarrows. They’ll carry the load, but you have to push them. They only respond to pressure. And even them, you’ve got to watch them in case they get lopsided.

They have to be pushed to worship God.

They have to be pushed to find the prayer room.

They have to be pushed to live right.

They have to be pushed to dress right.

They have to be pushed to witness.

They have to be pushed to testify.

They have to be pushed to trust God.

They have to be pushed to forgive.

They have to be pushed to be faithful.

They have to be pushed to give.

They have to be pushed to read the Bible.

They have to be pushed to make progress at all.

They have to be pushed in everything.

I hate wheelbarrow Christianity.

I hate what you’ve done to yourselves.

I hate what you’re doing to others.

I hate what you’re doing to you’re church.

I hate what you’re doing to the ministry.

I hate the fact that your spirit is contagious.

I hate the fact that your children may be just like you.

I hate the fact that you can’t ‘have church’ without the preacher pushing you.

I hate the fact you don’t love God enough to progress on your own.

Do you know what we need? I’ll tell you. We simply need a good old-fashioned case of the “I want to.”

I want to have church.

I want to live for God.

I want to have liberty.

I want to have to victory.

I want to worship.

I want to pray.

I want to live holy.

I want to have revival.

I want to be a blessing.

I want to be faithful.

I want to give.

I want to obey the Word of God.

I hate wheelbarrows! I wonder what God thinks about them. I wonder what you think about them. I hope you hate them too. Hate them enough that you refuse to be one. Hate them enough that you will refuse to wait until you are pushed before making progress in God.