Wednesday, August 20, 2008
My Daughter Pam and her daughter Edan
There is a lesson to be learned from the word re-acting.
Reactions are responses to actions or responses to a stimulus that is contrary to what you would expect. It is easy to react positively to expected actions. Your mind is programmed to act positively to something you expect.
The true test of character is your reaction to unexpected actions, the actions that are complete surprises, whether they are anger actions, strife actions or cruel actions. Your reactions come either from the flesh or from the Spirit.
The flesh always wants to react in like manner to a negative action, either in anger, strife, sarcasm or cruelty. The Spirit always prompts reactions that are loving, full of mercy, gracious and forgiving.
Peace is the desire of the Spirit , therefore the Spirits prompts reactions that bring peace.
React to everything in love and you will find that love reactions cover every negative action and smothers them, leaving only love as its legacy.
Ephesians 4:31; Galatians 3:8