Self-Control

24 05 2016

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22 – 23

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Self-Control is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is a gift that is available to God’s children. Self-control helps us to make consistent good decisions to help us reach our goals. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I can release procrastination, bad food choices, erratic exercise and other bad habits that keep me from being at my best. Nurturing self-control and discipline can keep me to move forward, strong and focused. I am thankful that the Holy Spirit dwells me and when I open my heart and mind love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control will flow.





Choose Life

4 03 2016

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The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.  John 10:10 NLT

I choose life today. Jesus came that we may have life, even abundant life. This translation describes the life that God desires for us as rich and satisfying.  I imagine this life full of the fruit of His Holy Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.  What abundance He desires for me.  I choose His life.  I seek His purpose. I am committed to staying on the journey He has created for me.  My trust is in Him along the way.  His love never fails me.  I am so thankful.  I choose life today.

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22 AMP





Good Plans

20 01 2016

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

The Creator has good plans for me. His plans are good and full of hope. God desires my life to be full of the fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These are qualities that I want to reign free and full in my life. This is the abundant life that comes from my relationship with the Savior. Walking closely with Him nurtures these gifts and empowers His plans for me. God has good plans for me.

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23

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