Touching Base 31
Allowing God’s Word to influence us at any moment throughout the day can make a huge difference in our lives. As you consider all that you’ve read and reflected upon this week, in what ways is God’s Word changing you? Transforming you? Challenging you?
If necessary, go back and read anything you received this week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!
What are you learning about Jesus that you never knew or never thought about before?
In this week’s lesson on anger, well-known and respected psychologist Henry Brandt said,
I have never found anger to be a positive factor in problem solving. I have never found anger to be righteous. It is always a hindrance to intelligent straight thinking and rational behavior. In an instant, anger can change a person from being satisfied, cheerful, and relaxed to being dissatisfied, unhappy, and tense. There is universal agreement that unrestrained anger can destroy us.
Think for a moment about how you handle your anger? Is it in a godly way, or in a way that hurts other people and sometimes destroys relationships?
What action steps did you decide to pursue relative to what you learned in that lesson?
This week Beth Yoe wrote in the devotional on fear:
We need to identify what temptations are most alluring to us and will cause us to fall. We must know where we are most tempted and seek to avoid placing ourselves where we are likely to tumble down.
Take a few minutes to think about when and where you are most tempted.
What is your typical response?
How can you either avoid these temptations or confront them with God’s help?
In the devotional on suffering, Beth included this quote by Billy Graham:
Whatever the circumstances, whatever the call, whatever the duty, whatever the price, whatever the sacrifice–His strength will be your strength in your hour of need.
What are you currently facing that has you needing the strength of Jesus? Take time to ask Him for it now!
Go a Step Beyond
To deepen your understanding of the key concepts about anger found in this week’s lesson, take time to read this online article:
Anger vs. Forgiveness
Write It on Your Heart
Take a few minutes to memorize these verses:
“Go ahead and be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life” (Ephesians 4:26-27, The Message)