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Friday, August 10, 2007

Ok, I'm sick. Tony and I both have been battling some type of stomach virus since late yesterday afternoon. Yes, I've been tagged with multiple meme's but I just don't feel like doing them. I have them saved and will try and work on them this weekend.

I went back into my archives and found a post that I'm going to re-run today.

Three things in life that can destroy a person -




Anger - Anger is a normal emotion experienced by all people at various times in life. Some believe anger is always a destructive emotion, while others believe it can be used in a constructive way.

Anger is very destructive if you allow yourself to blow up and vent your anger upon another person. Some people call this "letting off steam", when in reality, it is the sinful use of anger and wrath to destroy or manipulate another person. The use of anger in this manner is clearly a violation of God's commands, which ultimately hinders effective communication and relationship with others.

The only way anger can be expressed constructively is it must be restrained and controlled. Is this possible? Solomon declares, "It is prudent for a man to restrain his anger (Prov. 19:11, Berkeley Version). "He who is slow to anger is of great understanding, but whoever is hasty of spirit exalts folly" (Prov. 14:29, Berkeley Version).Scripture makes it clear that anger can and must be restrained and controlled.

Pride – Pride kills relationships, including your relationship with God.

Pride has quiet the history. Pride it seems was the very first sin. Pride not only appears as the first sin, but it is the core of all sin. From God’s perspective, pride seems to be the most serious of since. I am convinced that God hates this more.

When his word revels those things that the Lord hates, it’s the proud man’s haughty eyes that head up the list. Proverbs 6:16-17

Pride takes many forms, but only has one end… self glorification. That’s the motive and ultimate purpose of pride… to rob God of his glory and pursue self glorification. The proud person seeks to glorify himself and not God.

No wonder God opposes pride. No wonder he hates pride.

Unforgiveness – You may think that is it impossible to forgive someone who has done you wrong. You must forgive others not matter what they have done. This is a commandment from God.

Forgiveness is NOT optional. If we desire God’s blessings and fellowship, we must forgive others has He has forgiven us. John 3:16 says” For God so loved the world that he gave his only son”

Forgiveness is not a feeling. It is a decision to quit holding something against someone. When we forgive, we must release them and forget. This issue is addressed in Matthew 6:12, “And forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors”.

Forgiveness is a gift.

Have a great weekend all!

Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 8:59 AM

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Blogger Special K ~Toni said ... (8/10/2007 10:14 AM) : 

Great post! Hope you are feeling better soon!


Blogger the108 said ... (8/10/2007 10:21 AM) : 

Shall I come with some soup???


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (8/10/2007 10:35 AM) : 

Thanks Toni

Soup... did I hear soup... thanks Kyra.. I could you some soup.. ;-)


Blogger Crazy Working Mom said ... (8/10/2007 11:03 AM) : 

Great post, and so true!


Blogger Linda said ... (8/10/2007 11:44 AM) : 

Gee, Dix, you don't by chance feel like Death eating a cracker, do you?? Sorry, I couldn't resist!

I hope you and Tony feel better soon! The one good thing was it gave you the chance to repost some wonderful truisms.

Take care and be well.


Blogger Dixiechick said ... (8/10/2007 1:02 PM) : 

Thanks Tisha

Why Linda... I do feel like "Death eating a cracker" how in the world did you know??? ;-)


Blogger Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said ... (8/10/2007 2:24 PM) : 

sorry you are sick honey, feel better soon...

smiles, bee


Blogger Travis said ... (8/10/2007 7:43 PM) : 

Feel better soon darlin!


Blogger Gail said ... (8/10/2007 10:46 PM) : 

You know what they say...the couple that gets sick together -- stays together...eh, ok I made that up. But it sure sounds dang good don't it???

Get well soon my dearest...


Blogger Amazing Gracie said ... (8/11/2007 3:11 AM) : 

Just what you don't need right now! Your post was wonderful...
Take care of both of you and feel better soon.


Blogger the108 said ... (8/12/2007 1:43 AM) : 

feeling any better, my lovely?


Blogger TopChamp said ... (8/12/2007 4:23 AM) : 

Hope you get well soon. Just popped by to see how you were and you're not so good. However your blog looks amazing - the full finished version. Glad to see that Matt is doing well too.


Blogger Bond said ... (8/12/2007 7:12 AM) : 

Feel better dear friend...



Blogger Julie said ... (8/12/2007 7:57 PM) : 

Aww baby! Call me if you want to. Hopefully you're having a quiet get better weekend.

Love ya my dear friend!


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