This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 5:15 (NLT)
Today I want us to reflect on what happens when a situation reaches its boiling point.
For nearly a week, we’ve been consumed with the news of the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while his three fellow officers watched. As soon as the video footage was made public, temperatures began to rise. When only one of the four officers was arrested and charged, our country seemed to reach its boiling point.
When heat is applied to a pot of water, the water doesn’t boil immediately; it happens over time. What’s interesting is that as soon as the water begins to boil, it also begins to evaporate, which is a cooling process. I use this analogy because as situations rise—and sometimes ultimately reach a boiling point—they will ultimately cool down.
I even reached my own boiling point as I felt the gambit of emotion—everything from anger and sheer disgust to sadness and fear. When my emotions get the best of me, I know it’s time I hit my reset button.
For me, that is renewing my mind in what Christ has said, even if it’s for no more than two to three minutes. In an instant, I recall John 21 when Jesus asked Peter to feed his sheep. As a follower of Christ, I want to help in feeding his sheep and being available to serve. And trust me, I don’t serve so well when I’m filled with anger and rage.
Is it time for you to hit your reset button? If so, remember these words, “No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.” Matthew 5:15 (NLT)
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So today, reset and renew.