Daily Devotional ~ Fruit of the Spirit ~ Self-Control
🧡 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Control" by Tenth Avenue North. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
💙 Daily Verse: 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 NLT
💛 Let's Talk About It: The Greek word for self control is "egkráteia". It means, "proceeding out from within oneself, but not by oneself."
See friend, the only way we achieve self-control is by giving God control...of everything. It is only by the Spirit that we are able to obtain this gift. Other than trusting God, and walking in obedience, there is no other way to obtain this.
As the definition states, it cannot be achieved by oneself. It makes sense then, the state of the world. So many lack self co trolls because they are not walking with the Lord. Many believe IN Him, but for some reason, they don't believe Him enough to actually live by what He spoke.
We will never produce fruit if we are unwilling to be molded, and we cannot be molded if we aren't willing to try a different way. Not OUR way, but GOD'S way.
❤ Additional Reading: In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
☆ 2 Peter 1:5-7 NLT
Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
☆ Proverbs 16:32 NLT
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.
☆ Proverbs 25:28 NLT
So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. ☆ 1 Peter 1:13 NLT
💜 Prayer: Abba, thank you for this day and for the precious gifts of the Spirit. Father, thank you for touching the lives of everyone I love. Breathe new life into me Lord so that I may glorify You more than ever before. Help me to shine your light and walk in love and grace. Lord, I give you control over every aspect of my life. God, you alone are able to provide for all my needs and I thank you that in relinquishing my control to you, I am able to gain a greater self control through Your Holy Spirit. I love you Jesus and in your name I pray, amen.