Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Victory Over Anger
Okay, I admit it, this entry is an unpaid advertisement. A few weeks ago my DH and pastor ordered a set of Dr. S.M. Davis's (www.solvefamilyproblems.com) DVD's on the subject of anger, to share with some of the families in our church. Besides the fact that we know people who might benefit from this good teaching, we ourselves are a little bit (?) prone to some anger, ourselves. (Unless you are one of the, maybe, two families I have known in my life who don't seem to have any trouble with anger, this is for you, too!) Our family began watching the DVD's together last week.
Oh me. After ONE DVD (out of five in the set), I was under deep conviction. Compounded by my own husband's recent preaching on walking after the Spirit, I knew I needed to change some things. Not like I didn't know that before, but sometimes the Lord really gets your attention, you know what I mean?
I won't give away everything (not even close), but did you know that anger is NOT one of the fruits of the spirit, of Galatians 5:22? And did you know that there is NO Biblically justifiable reason for anger? Dr. Davis does a good job of explaining away the myth of "righteous indignation". Did you also know that parents who have a spirit of anger will eventually lose their children's hearts? I do not want to lose my girls' hearts. SO. I have spent some time with the Lord, confessing sin and asking him to free me from the spirit of anger. I am very happy to report that to my knowledge (though I am prone to self-deception, I'm sure), I have not displayed even the spirit of anger for a week and a half now. Thank the Lord. In one week I can tell the difference in my children's attitudes. I am so grateful to the Lord.
Romans 2:4 "..Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?"
Yes, God is good. I am very thankful for Dr. Davis's wisdom, for my DH getting these DVD's, and for the Lord's help to overcome a destructive personality problem (SIN).
Dr. Davis has many other interesting-looking titles, also. Check these out these samples:
"Overcoming Discouragement" DVD
"Changing the Heart of a Rebel" DVD
"How to Help Rebellious Adopted or Step-Children" DVD
"How to Avoid the Destructiveness of a Wrong Self-Image" DVD
"How a Wife Can Use Reverence to Build or Save Her Marriage" DVD
"The Attitude No Lady Should Have" DVD
"The Consequences of Living Life Without a Pastor" CD
"Why Satan Wants Your Firstborn and What to Do About It" DVD
Posted by Sally at 6:30 AM