This guest blog is the first of 2012 and is by Giselle Aguiar. Find out more about her and her writing below.
We’re human. Humans make mistakes. The idea is to learn from the errors of our ways. If we don’t, then we’re doomed to repeat them.
If we keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting the same results, that’s insanity. (Or stupidity – depends on how you look at it.)
God is perfect. Jesus was and is perfect.
Even though Jesus got angry at the money changers and sellers in the temple, he had a right. They were cheating people in the middle of the temple grounds!
Being angry is not wrong. Lot’s of things make us angry. It’s what we do with the anger that matters. If we try to change something that’s wrong to make it right, then it’s ok. If we harm someone just to get revenge or even taking it out on an innocent person, that’s wrong.
Jesus said, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” ~Matthew 5:48
We must strive to be perfect, like Jesus.
That should be the goal of every Christian. When a non-believer becomes a believer, Jesus gives the new Christian the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is inside each believer and with them constantly.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. ~Galatians 5:22-23
Every Christian can call on the Holy Spirit 24/7 to help them with any of these fruits. For instance, self-control and patience when you feel angry and vengeful.
Or remember WWJD? What Would Jesus Do? If we all stopped and asked ourselves WWJD? Before reacting to a situation, our world would be a different place.
It’s that simple.
Award-Winning Christian Author
Giselle’s debut novel, Deo Volente (God Willing): Love in the First Century won second prize in the 2010 Women of Faith Writing Contest and is available through your favorite book seller. (http://www.giselleaguiar.com/novel1)
She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she works as freelance social media strategist and is working on the second book in the series – “Follow Me: Love in the Second Century”. She is an avid blogger and an active member of First Christian Church of Phoenix where she volunteers at the food pantry. She recently started the WWJD Revival. (http://www.giselleaguiar.com/wwjd/blog)