DWOJ Daily Words of Jesus Devotional Post June
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Friday, 25th June, 2021

Bible Reading: 2 Kings 3: 11-15

Memory VerseOur LORD, we belong to you. We tell you what worries us, and you won’t let us fall. Psalm 55:22 (CEV)

Emotional maturity is defined as an individual’s ability to consciously control the expression of negative emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, and anger and positive emotions such as happiness, all under the power of the Holy Spirit. Every believer must be Spirit controlled at all times; not only in “bad times” but at all times. Many became a target of witchcraft attack when success came because they didn’t have the emotional maturity to put themselves to check.  There was a time the United States and Russia had some animosity against each other. However, they laid aside their differences in order to fight a common enemy. Such an act is referred to as emotional maturity.

Emotional maturity can be seen in the following:

When a cold war is brewing between a husband and wife but they lay it aside in order to face issues concerning the home and their children in particular.

When you don’t like certain attributes of a co-worker, but you lay aside all differences in order to achieve the corporate goal of your organization or church.

When your parents have deeply offended you, and you are emotionally buoyant enough to still carry them along in crucial matters of your life such as your marriage plans, etc.

When you have a nagging and troublesome neighbour, but you’re still able to live with such on common issues bordering on the collective good of all in the compound, even as you set healthy boundaries.

When warring community members bury their hatchet and come to a round table to discuss on the way forward bordering on mutual peace and co-existence.

When you as a business person do not like a particular set of people who patronize your goods but for the purpose of your continuous sales, you look beyond your prejudice.

Brethren, emotional maturity places a demand on the virtue of tolerance, self control and perseverance which cannot be achieved without the help of the Holy Spirit. Don’t suppress your emotions. Rather, control them by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

Quote: The height of maturity is in the ability to master one’s emotions.

Prophetic Decree: I bring your emotions under the sovereign power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Holy Spirit for always working in me till I become the exact image of Jesus.

2. I surrender my soul to the tutelage of Christ, the King.

3. I refuse to disappoint Jesus in my acts and deeds, in Jesus name.

4. I refuse emotional outburst in the name of Jesus.

5. Holy Spirit, you have my permission, please take charge of my emotions, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  1 Kings 15:1-24; 2 Chronicles 13-16

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