What's Your MOOd?

Cow cards, cow placemats, cow cake and cow grandparents make the MOOd a little more fun.

May 4
Mood- "a temporary state of mind or feeling."

In Malachi 3:6 the Lord is doing some cleaning up among the Israelites. He makes the statement:
"I, the Lord, do not change."  His mood is consistent!

Moods change. Sometimes very quickly and they are certainly swayed by circumstances. Lack of sleep, external stresses, heartache, sugar and hormonal levels play a big part.  :-)  Lack of control of moodiness often causes people to inflict emotional pain on others.  In the moment much damage can be done.

The enemy loves to be on the look out for when our guard is down, when moodiness is on the loose and use this weakness to bring dissension among believers in their marriages, families, friendships, and churches.  When Satan can destroy unity in the Body of Christ he has accomplished a great victory.

"Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."  1 Peter 5:8

Once we were walking alongside a friend in a terrible pit.  His mood was LOW. His world was caving in and his marriage falling apart.  He really needed Jesus and cried out and what a transformation took place.  Early on in the process I said, "You need to choose what is of value."
Our relationships with one another and with our Savior are so valuable.

Be on the alert!
Think hard before you throw someone away.

"Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:31-32 

"So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.  Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.  And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.  It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.   Colossians 3:12-14