Friday, July 11, 2008

MARGIES BIMS

DON'T LET DEPRESSION GROW ON YOU
HEBREWS 12:14-25**********************

IN JUNE 1966, RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER, A CELEBRATED BOXER, ALONG WITH AN ACQUANTANCE WERE CONVICTED OF MURDER IN A HIGHLY PUBLICIZED AND RACIALLY CHARGED TRIAL. THE BOXER MAINTAINED HIS INNOCENCE AND BECAME HIS OWN JAILHOUSE LAWYER.

I'VE LEARNED THAT BITTERNESS ONLY CONSUMES THE VESSEL THAT CONTAINS IT. AND FOR ME TO PERMIT BITTERNESS TO CONTROL OR INFECT MY LIFE IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER WOULD BE TO ALLOW THOSE WHO IMPRISONED ME TO TAKE EVEN MORE THAN.... THEY'VE ALREADY TAKEN."

I BELIEVE THAT BITTERNESS IS WHAT THE WRITER OF HEBREWS HAD IN MIND WHEN HE PENNED HIS WARNINGS. IN TODAY'S TEXT, SOME OF THE CHRISTIANS MAY HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING RETURNING TO JUDAISM BECAUSE OF PRESECUTION AND INJUSTICE.

LIKE A SMALL ROOT THAT GROWS INTO A GREAT TREE, BITTERNESS COULD SPRING UP IN THEIR HEART AND OVERSHADOW THEIR DEEPEST CHRISTIAN RELATONSHIPS. WHEN WE HOLD ON TO DISAPPOINTMENT, A POISONOUS ROOT OF BITTERNESS BEGINS TO GROW. LET'S ALLOW THE SPIRIT TO FILL US SO HE CAN HEAL THE HURT THAT CAUSES BITTERNESS.

WHEN ANGRY FEELINGS GO UNCHECKED,
THEY'L MUSHROOM INTO HATE;
SO DON'T LET TIME FEED BITTERNESS-
FORGIVENESS MUST NOT WAIT.

BITTERNESS IS A ROOT THAT RUINS THE GARDEN OF PEACE. SO LE'TS LET OUR ANGER REST IN PEACE. I HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

HAVE A HAPPY, BLESSED DAY**************
BIBLICAL INFORMATIONS MINISTRIES-BIMS

1 comment:

Randyman said...

I'm very familiar with Hurricane Carter's story. That was a good example auntie!
God bless you.
Randy