Bible Fellowship

9809 Giles Lane    Austin TX 78754    512-345-5285

Welcome to the home of Austin’s Community Bible Fellowship on the web. We are a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, intergenerational fellowship and we invite you to worship and work with us to build the Kingdom of God.

Rev. Gilbert

& Melba Davila







Healing Hearts

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. - Proverbs 15:1 (KJV)

Modern studies have proved what the scriptures have said for thousands of years: it is more than germs that hurt us and more than medicine that heals.  Disease is literally “dis-ease,” which means uneasiness, unrest, out of balance.  Our world is also suffering dis-ease, hurting and broken by the consequences of pain-filled souls, perplexed minds and hardened hearts.  Our only defense against the infection of its’ illness is by strengthening our immunity through cultivating peace within ourselves, our families and our circle of influence. Bring peace into your world and see what happens in the world around you.

It takes more courage to ask forgiveness than to demand restitution. It takes far more strength to be kind than to be cruel.  At times, we may want to react in anger or unforgiveness, but that will only make the situation worse and will end up hurting you as well as others. Righteousness is always right. Showing mercy is always the way of the Lord. Our reaction to the pain and hurts of today will determine the crop we reap tomorrow. It is not easy to consciously make a different choice, to act against raw instinct. Interaction with others can be complicated.

Two people can witness the same event but describe it very differently. We each perceive reality through the eyes of our heart as interpreted by our brain (For as he thinketh in his heart, so he is. - Proverbs 23:7 [KJV]). If your heart is full of fear, the world around you will indeed be frightening.  If you harbor anger or bitterness, those attributes will consume your being and your life. Try filling your heart with gratitude – leaving no room for destructive feelings. When you choose to perceive people and circumstances through the eyes of thankfulness, situations will take on an optimistic reality and everyone around you will reap the benefit of a happier, healthier, more peaceful you.

Jesus said, “Serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Author Wayne Muller said “Invisible kindnesses make a difference to the healing of the world” – not the big, expensive, well promoted actions that you might think. Jesus’s life was all about one-to-one encounters: speaking to someone who was often left out, touching an untouchable, speaking a word of encouragement, holding a child or holding our tongue when it would be easier to lash out. Let healing begin with you.

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