Managing Our Emotions Well 7: Sunday Selah, Closer to Christ

Managing Our Emotions Well Day 7 - Sunday Selah, Closer to Christ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) Over the past week we’ve discussed a great deal about how overwhelming emotions can be and how to react to them. How amazing it is that we have a built-in emotion deflater! The Holy…

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Managing Our Emotions Well 6: A Reflection on Managing Emotions

Managing Our Emotions Well Day 6 - A Reflection on Managing Emotions But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) As we reflect on what we’ve learned about our emotional intelligence and how we should manage our emotions, let’s take a few minutes to answer the questions below, and then write out/speak a prayer…

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Managing Our Emotions Well 5: Rejection 

Managing Our Emotions Well Day 5 - Rejection  If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. (John 15:18, ESV) For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. (Psalm 27:10, ESV) He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised,…

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Managing Our Emotions Well 4: Jealousy

Managing Our Emotions Well Day 4 - Jealousy Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful. (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, ESV) A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. (Proverbs 14:30, ESV) But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts,…

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Managing Our Emotions Well 3: Pride

Managing Our Emotions Well Day 3 - Pride But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:6-7, ESV) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (James 4:10, ESV) Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.…

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Managing Our Emotions Well 2: Fear

Managing Our Emotions Well Day 2 - Fear  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, ESV) When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3, ESV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not…

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Managing Our Emotions Well 1: Anger

Managing Our Emotions Well Day 1 - Anger Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27, ESV) Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness…

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