Psalm 4Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.
4 Be angry, and do not sin;
ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
5 Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the Lord.
6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
7 You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.
8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Super Fast Solutions
We all are confronted with times we need a solution faster than we know what to do next. The Psalms David wrote are filled with the nature of mankind.
On Quick decisions -
He will delight in obeying the LORD
Please God and later you will be pleased.
Moving away from pain is one of the strongest human motivators. Truth is tactful. Love is kind. We all know this verse in 1 Corinthians 13.This is how God loves us as our Parent.
Practice honesty in the little things.
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
It’s okay to say nothing.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.
Pick your battles.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
Jesus certainly moved into more peaceful surroundings sometimes.
Always choose the high road - Love covers a multitude of Sins.
Ask God. He does this for us in Jesus Christ. Honestly emphasize the positive. Being honest doesn’t mean that we are obligated to express every feeling we have on every subject. Don’t confuse preferences with need.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must
be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. ~Edward R. Murrow
Honesty requires courage and tact ~ Honesty usually makes our self esteem grow.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Honesty has the healing option
~ of emptying the self of pride in order to find honesty and truth that surpasses social game-playing.
~ A desire to cover up lack, sometimes of caring. And being cared for.
~ Lies become cunning weapons of revenge in a psychological battle to inflict pain on those who hurt you.
Honesty creates a higher path benefiting those around them to grow up to the Lord.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Any time we are blessed to be in God's excellencies - we are going to be happier people within Him - on the Path of God - filling ourselves with a healthy self esteem.
Set the record straight!
AA does this as part of healing.
~Honesty involves learning how to express the fullness of your inner experience, by setting aside psychological defenses. Although a well know children's novel would say a fool wears his emotions on his sleeve. Appropriate trust is required. And to inflict useless information on others merely wears others out. Mercy is to train conversation to be mutually beneficial.
~ Expect to share your information with those you trust. Expect to be their confidant and be interested in the cares of others.
~ Name your emotions.
~Learn your psychological defenses and why they are employed.
~Look at fantasies to see if you are prodded you into acting in ways you do not aspire to be.
~Resist the temptation to fall into old defensive patterns, and train yourself to act with new and different behaviors.
9 The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him.
2 Corinthians 1:21
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
In Jesus, we have obtained access by faith into this grace, in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us, we know God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus our protector, saves us from wrath. We are saved by His Life. We ask each day to receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness through Jesus the Christ.
We bless You for Your Righteousness. Help us to move in Your direction, as Jesus did as He is Grace upon Grace, Mercy and Truth.
Bless those we love to remain close.
For Your Spirit to pour forth Love. Creating Harmony and remembrance. Jesus brings us within His Love. His Mercies hold us tenderly. Help us to see this. We give you Thanks. You bring us from where we ask to where we have gratitude. Blessings surround us, help us to remain mindful.
We lift up our Jobs, Communities, Churches, Cities, States and the Joy of National New Doors. Thank You for the system where we have new opportunities.
Thank You we tenderly hand You all our prayer requests.
Jesus our Lord God. Amen.
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