Sunday, May 7, 2017

#Adulting --3

Still in II Peter, chapter 1.
     ". . . giving all diligence, add to your faith goodness; and to goodness knowledge;
 And to knowledge self-control. . ."

 Further, we read from Romans 7:15-24  Paul's plaint, "Oh, wretched man that I am. . ."

When life gets out of control we sometimes find ourselves inwardly out of control.
     Substances, activities, attitudes we hang onto, not because we want to but because we can't help it.

These may be areas out of control in your life, but
     You can participate in the divine nature of Jesus Christ.  He will conform you to control when you submit to His will!

"Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more."   (Romans 5:20)

We must give God control; ask the Holy Spirit to give us a better sense of self-control.
We must place ourselves in God's hands.

We will have power over our flesh only if
we submit to the power of the Holy Spirit.

We have self-control when the Holy Spirit lives within!

1  Acknowledge that there are things over which you do not have control.
2. There are things over which you have lost control
3. Ask God for forgiveness.  Ask God for freedom.
4. Allow the Holy Spirit to do His work. 

Live like you got it!

Pastor Johnnie Blair
Sunday morning


Lin said...

Lots of "out of control" over here these days. I find myself praying a lot and trying to keep my cool.

vanilla said...

Lin, prayer is on the list.