Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
The Big Squeeze
by Ken Hammer
07/16/12
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Would you be surprised if you got lemonade from squeezing oranges? You say to yourself, well they looked like oranges when I squeezed them. James 3:12 asks the question, can a fig tree bear olive berries or the olive berry vine bear figs? One of the reasons there’s contentions in the body of Christ is because we’ve not been transparent with each other in letting others really see who and what we struggle with. And then when something sour comes out of us, like a lemon, folks are taken off guard because, from all appearances, we look like we’d produce orange juice. The true test of who you are is when the pressure is applied and you’re under the big squeeze.

The enemy of your soul knows this and does everything he can to stress you out. The answer isn’t to avoid stress, that’s almost impossible in today’s world. The answer is to make sure when pressure comes, that it’s good fruit juice, not spoiled, that’s squeezed out of you. Jesus says in Mark 7:21 that what comes out the heart defiles a man; evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. The word defile here means unholy. Is there unholiness in you? Are you trying to suppress it instead of letting God purge it out of you? As Christians, self-control is one of the fruits of the spirit mentioned in Gal. 5:22 that we should display, but part of the process of God dealing with your heart is an ability to be transparent with others you trust.

James 5:16 says you are to confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. If we want to avoid strife in the body of Christ, we must learn to not judge each other, but console one another with loving kindness. God meant for the church to be a real place of compassion where hurting people can go and be healed by His hand through others, so when life applies pressure we each can be strong and also able to admit when we’re weak and need help.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Ken Hammer or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 119 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY














Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com