Release Things That Are Hidden In Your Heart

Today, I had to go before the Lord and repent. For the last several months, I was holding anger in my heart. At times I would be bitter and other times unforgiveness would kick in. I realized one day that when a slight feeling of anger would rise up, I would start praying until the feeling lifted. That’s when I knew that I could not let 24 hours go by without prayer. I needed to pray continuously if I was to make it on a daily basis. I would often ask myself, why am I so angry, and why was this spirit of anger always trying to creep up on me. I attended a meeting one Friday night, and we read Galatians 5:19-21.

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like, of
which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those
who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.”

That spirit of anger that I couldn’t let go of. There was bitterness that would always raise up inside of me—that unforgiveness that would resurface from time to time. The three things alone would send me to Hell if I failed to let go them. I have read these scriptures several times so it isn’t something that I didn’t already know about or understand. The meaning of the scripture sank into my thoughts and became alive on Friday when I hear them again. Now the thing that used to be so hard, which was letting go of anger, bitterness and unforgiveness, now has become so easy. I urge you to let go of what others have done to you. Don’t hold it in your heart. It’s is not worth the eternity in Hell, so let it go, and let others, including yourself, go free.

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An Amazing Day

Yesterday, I was reading Mark 14:33-34. When Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane, He took Peter, James and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed. He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch,” and He went a little further and fell on the ground and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass Him.  The point that I am making here is that Jesus felt the need to pray when He felt troubled, deeply distressed and  sorrowful in His soul. This scripture awakened an awareness in me that this is what Jesus did when He had problems going on in his soul. I was feeling this way myself as I was reading this scripture. It made me realize that I need to do the same thing that Jesus did when he felt overwhelmed with His issues.  He prayed, and if He could find relief by going to the Father in prayer, then so could I.

Hebrews 2:17 says that He had to be made like His brethren.  “For in all that He Himself suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are being tempted” (Heb. 2:18). We are also commanded to pray and not lean to our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).

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