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Thursday, March 21, 2013


Proverbs 30:33

"For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife." ESV

Pressing, in the Hebrew text of Bible times is defined by three words: churning, wringing, and forcing. Applying pressure can be a positive thing or a negative thing, depending on the how and when the pressure is applied. For instance, the human heart forcing blood to circulate through the arteries and veins keeps us alive. The pressure of the heartbeat is just the right intensity and rhythm to keep the body functioning in a healthy way. It is up to us, as children of God, to pray for discernment and grace to know when and how to apply pressure with others and in situations that call for it. Many of our problems are a result of pressuring someone or something at the wrong time or place.

Heavenly Father, we give You praise and glory for giving us the freedom and ability to apply pressure that causes things to happen. What we fall short of is the discernment to know how to use this ability and we tend to use it for selfish reasons. Help us to use this gift of pressure in our relationships and situations like Jesus would. We pray in His name, Amen.

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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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