Beat the Heat

What are we doing to stay out of the hottest place ever recorded for eternity? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Are you allowing God to transform you into the person He created you to be? Or, are you holding on to your selfish, self-center, hateful, grudge holding, angry, antagonizing, finger pointing, gossiping, on and on behavior that is in direct opposition to God?

It’s hot outside! I’ve heard that often over last few days. I’ve also heard, “I don’t like being hot.” Oh, really … ?! Are you sure about that? What are you doing to not be hot? As Americans, we all want our air conditioning running at peak performance in our homes. We want the restaurants and stores we frequent to have good air conditioning. We certainly seem to be doing a lot in this world to stay cool.

We might want to consider showing one another a little grace. After all, not one of us is perfect. We all need grace. A person who shows grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, acceptance, peace, joy, contentment, and share Jesus with those around us. Yup, me too. We all need to continue to let go and allow God to transform us. We all need to stop holding on to our selfishness. We all need to very carefully read Jesus’ words in today’s Scripture.

I pray we all let go of ourselves and allow God’s Spirit to fill us. I pray we allow God to change us into the person He created us to be. I pray each one of us will demonstrate grace toward one another. Beat the heat. Correct your behavior. Correct your attitude. Allow God to make the changes. Take on the attitude of Christ.

Matthew 5:22 “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister, will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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