I’M JUST REALLY IRRITABLE RIGHT NOW!

feministrage“I’m just really irritable right now!” I think we’ve all said this at one time or another and really felt that way.  So what is irritable?  I looked it up and the definition says:  Having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or made angry; bad-tempered, short-tempered, touchy, grumpy, grouchy, or moody.

Jesus says we are supposed to love and 1 Corinthians13:5 says that love is not irritable.  Therefore, we are not supposed to be easily annoyed, grumpy or moody.

What?!  That’s impossible right!? I mean, we ARE human and those things DO happen.  We get grumpy, we lose our temper, we argue, and hey….as a woman, when it’s that certain time of the month…I have a RIGHT to be moody!  Am I WRONG??

Actually, yes I am.  Being irritable is a CHOICE (the wrong choice), not being irritable is a COMMAND.  And it’s a good command.  We need to learn to move on if we find ourselves becoming irritable.

I was reading this story about Isaac in  Genesis 26.  His servants had dug in the valley and discovered fresh water, but the shepherds came and there was an argument over it.  So they moved on and dug another well but then there was a dispute over that one too which caused hostility.  Again, they moved on and dug another well.  This time there was no dispute, there was open space, and they could prosper.

Isaac obviously knew there were better things out there so these wells weren’t worth the arguing and hostility.

You see, we can CHOOSE to stay in the mindset of being moody, annoyed or grumpy but we are CALLED to move on.  There is a life of blessings just waiting for you. Don’t allow irritability to get a hold of you.  Let things go, it’s not worth it.  LOVE EACH OTHER instead!

“Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” – 1 Corinthians 13:5

I AM YOUR STRENGTH, I AM YOUR LEADER, WHO AM I?

who am iIs it just me or has anyone else never understood, but just accepted the fact that God says He is, “I AM”?  It’s never made sense to me, yet I’ve never questioned it.  So this morning, I asked God what He meant by that and all of a sudden He answered it with all of these questions…and answers.

Who is your creator? I am.
Who is your provider? I am.
Who is your protector? I am.
Who is the love of your life? I am.
Who is always going to be there for you? I am.
Who is your comforter? I am.
Who is your leader and your guide? I am.
Who is your healer? I am.
Who is your source of life? I am.
Who is completely trustworthy? I am.
Who is your teacher? I am.
Who is your supplier? I am.
Who is your husband? I am.
Who is your father? I am.
Who is your strength? I am.
Who is the living one? I am.
Who is the one who holds the keys of death and the grave? I am.
Who is alive forever and ever? I am.
Who is love? I am.
Who is rich? I am.
Who is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? I am.
Who is the one who satisfies? I am.
Who is your everything? I am.
Who is the Alpha and the Omega – the beginning and the end? I am.
Who is, who always was and who is still to come? I am.
So….needless to say, I believe I understand it now.  Thank You Father for being the GREAT I AM!

“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.”Psalms 32:7

“God replied to Moses, “I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.”Exodus 3:14

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,”[e] says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”Revelation 1:8

“Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.”Revelation 1:18

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:19

“The people will play flutes and sing, “The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!”Psalms 87:7

ALMIGHTY FATHER

worshipI wanted to share this song that came to me as I began singing praises to Jesus, while doing laundry today.  I pray that it encourages you to worship our Almighty Father wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.

I can’t sing, and I can’t write music but here are the lyrics God gave me.

Almighty Father

You poured out Your presence
You poured out Your grace
You poured out Your glory
So we could look upon Your face
You poured out Your mercy
That we never deserved
You’re the Almighty Father….You’re the Almighty Father

You gave us Your Spirit
You gave us Your all
You gave us Your Son
To save us from the fall
You gave us Your Kingdom
So we could all enter in
You’re the Almighty Father….You’re the Almighty Father

And as my Almighty Father
I’m Your beloved child
And as my Almighty Father
I know I make You smile
And as my Almighty Father
I pour out my love…because You first loved me.

You bless me with kindness
Goodness, patience, and peace
You bless me with faith
That brings me to my knees
You bless me with joy
That only You can explain
You’re the Almighty Father…You’re the Almighty Father

And as my Almighty Father
I’m Your beloved child
And as my Almighty Father
I know I make You smile
And as my Almighty Father
I pour out my love…because You first loved me.

“And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty” 2 Corinthians 6:18

“We love each other because He loved us first”1 John 4:19

 

(“Almighty Father” lyrics written by Angela Logan 03/10/15)

FEELING USELESS?

sometimes-i-feel-as-useless-as-a-white-crayon-quote-1Ever feel absolutely useless?  Feel like you’re just letting every day pass you by? Ready for a change?  Are you sure?  Only continue reading this if you’re absolutely sure you want something different to happen in your life.

Okay, you’re still here so you must be serious.  I’ll give you a count down to what you need to do, just in case you want to back out.  Ready?

3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . 

DO SOMETHING FOR JESUS! 

Yep, it’s that simple!  The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:58  “my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that NOTHING you do for the Lord is ever USELESS.”

Here’s some examples of things you can do for the Lord:

  • Pray for someone.
  • Be thankful.
  • Call up a friend or family member and tell them you love them.
  • Tell your kids how much Jesus loves them.
  • Take someone out to lunch and share the love of Christ with them.
  • Here’s a tough one, do what your parents or your boss asks of you without complaining.
  • Forgive someone who has hurt you.
  • Bless those who persecute you.

These are simple yet powerful ways you can be used by God EVERYDAY.  Now, you have no reason to feel useless anymore!

 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” – Matthew 6:14

“Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.” Romans 12:14
“Do everything without complaining and arguing”Philippians 2:14
“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it”.Proverbs 22:6
“Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus”.1 Thessalonians 5:17-18