Today we pray against Anger (page 38).
This is an area where I struggle. I'm praying for God to change my heart! I tend to be a perfectionist and I get frustrated so easily and I let little things bother me and boil me. This spills over into my interactions with my children. Help me, Lord! I want to be a better example to my children.
So much of the Christian life is a choice. Every day (multiple times a day) we’re presented with a choice to choose God or choose ourselves. Anger is a perfect example.
You can just feel it coming, can’t you? Anger is an almost total body experience. Muscles get tight. Temples throb. Jaw clenches. Explosion feels imminent … wooing us into believing we have no choice but to react.
But it’s not true. We almost always have a choice when it comes to anger. We can choose to embrace it and sin. Or choose to put it away, and instead choose kindness, self-control, compassion, and love.
"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice."
Tomorrow (9/25) we pray for Salvation (page 39).