Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Making Me A


Converting attitudes of rebellion and anger to cooperation and service.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9

Vengeance belongs to the Lord. So far as it rests with me, I am at peace with all men; I leave vengeance to the Lord. 

I bless and pray for my enemies. I give to him that asks of me. I do not sue. When compelled by law, I go the extra mile. 

I greet frustrations as challenges and opportunities for growth and a more complete understanding of the LORD's will. I do not react to frustrations with violence or tantrums, but with grace and the love of Christ. 

I do not substitute force for persuasion. 

I am not God. 

I am peaceable. 

I am becoming more and more conciliatory. 

My parents wanted me to be obedient, and my law-abiding life is an honor to their desires.  

My friends know me to be neighborly. 

I gain a great sense of satisfaction when I can help enemies become friends.

My family sees me becoming more and more courteous. 

When others are angry and violent, I yield my rights to God and seek to build bridges.

My parents are proud of my well-mannered life.  

My personal habits are an asset to my community, the kind that distinguish pagan from civilized nations.  

Those I work with are delighted that I am becoming more and more considerate. 

I am not afraid to be respectful of law in a culture that is radically self-centered and disorderly. 

My desire to be polite pleases God.  

I am committed to becoming more and more uncomplaining. 

People around me can depend on me to be a calming influence. 

The Spirit empowers me to be forgiving. 

I often think about how I can respond to violence with righteousness and peace.

I appreciate accommodation. 

My spirit reverberates with tranquility 

My conscience knows the value of serenity. 

I have a natural affinity with tolerance.

I am at home with mediation. 

Being non-violent is a real passion with me. 

till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Ephesians 4:13

These words resonate in my being; I strive to replicate them in my life and grow to the stature of Christ (Ephesians 4:13): 
  • law-abiding
  • peaceable
  • well-behaved
  • well-mannered
  • civil
  • courteous
  • polite
  • disciplined
  • obedient
  • self-controlled
  • quiet
  • gentle
  • mild
  • serene
  • tranquil
  • civilized
  • considerate
  • thoughtful
  • neighborly
  • yielding
  • peace-loving
  • non-combative
  • conciliatory
  • propitiatory
  • accommodative
  • mediatory
  • calming
  • tolerant
  • forbearing
  • uncomplaining
  • unassuming
  • forgiving
  • intercessory
  • harmonious
  • pacific. 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. -- Romans 8:28-29 

I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law. -- Psalm 119:55  

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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