One afternoon I lost my temper—like—really lost it—and I said some things I should never  have said. The rest of the day, I didn’t get much accomplished. In fact, the only thing I accomplished other than making myself look like a hot-headed idiot—was to lose the Spirit of God’s presence. I was on my own—trying to solve my problems, having no peace, and receiving no guidance from God. Wow—I had not been in that position for a while and had forgotten how miserable it is! I tried to talk to God about another problem I needed to solve, but I could tell that my temper had taken me away from His presence. Instead of making it right with Him, I tried to distract myself with a good book. Yeah—it didn’t make me feel any better either.

Early the next morning, I couldn’t sleep because I was missing my intimate relationship with Him. Finally, I apologized to God, and then I hunted the email address of the person that I lost my temper with and sent him an apology—at 0200!

God used this experience to remind me that my relationship with Him is priceless and precious, and I need to nurture it like I would with a best friend.

My relationship with Him is more vital than my pride, anything I own, anyone else I know, and even my basic needs like food, water and sleep!  The more I experience being close to God, the less I want to ever live anywhere else. I don’t want to live in the ways of the world and have my mind far from God’s mind and not experience His goodness and His perfect will!!!

His Word says: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom.‬ 12‬:2‬) Once we experience a close relationship with God, there is nothing worth trading it for—especially not sin! As we spend more time with Him, we discover we don’t want to be like the world because He transforms our mind and heart as we are drawn into His goodness and perfect love! What a great lesson God taught by my temper tantrum!

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