For the month of August, the posts will be focused on joy and other related topics.Message Magazine (ARCHIVE): JoyYes, one can be joyful, “in spite of…” Could this be described as ‘tough joy”? Click on the article link above.#Circumstances #Encouragement #Joy #MentalHealth
“Eating has much to do with religion. The spiritual experience is greatly affected by the way in which the stomach is treated. Eating and drinking in accordance with the laws of health promote virtuous actions. But if the stomach is abused by habits that have no foundation in nature, Satan takes advantage of the wrong that has been done and uses the stomach as an enemy of righteousness, creating a disturbance which affects the entire being. Sacred things are not appreciated. Spiritual zeal diminishes. Peace of mind is lost. There is dissension, strife, and discord. Impatient words are spoken and unkind deeds are done; dishonest practices are followed and anger is manifested—and …..
Electric Power of Brain Vitalizes System—”The influence of the mind on the body, as well as of the body on the mind, should be emphasized. The electric power of the brain, promoted by mental activity, vitalizes the whole system, and is thus an invaluable aid in resisting disease. This should be made plain. The power of the will and the importance of self-control, both in the preservation and in the recovery of health, the depressing and even ruinous effect of anger, discontent, selfishness, or impurity, and on the other hand the marvelous life-giving power to be found in cheerfulness, unselfishness, gratitude, should also be shown.
“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” He has conquered self—the strongest foe man has to meet.” “The highest evidence of nobility in a Christian is self-control. He who can stand unmoved amid a storm of abuse is one of God’s heroes. To rule the spirit is to keep self under discipline; to resist evil; to regulate every word and deed by God’s great standard of righteousness. He who has learned to rule his spirit will rise above the slights, the rebuffs, the annoyances, to which we are daily exposed, and these will cease to cast …..
Proverbs 22:24 – Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Proverbs 25:23 – The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. Proverbs 29:22 – An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. James 3:6-12:6 And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:8 But …..
Bible texts on anger and more – 3 (all verses are the King James Version):Psalms 103:8 – A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards. Proverbs 29:11 – A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards. James 3: 1-51 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, [and] able also to bridle the whole body.3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we …..
Psalms 37:8 – Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Proverbs 19:11 – The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression. James 1:19, 20 – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.