“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46
“I am the Lord your God and I’ve made it simple for you. If you do what I tell you to do, you will experience stability in every area of your life. Let Me govern your every move. Let me have My way in you and through you. There is a difference between those who call Me Lord and those who do what I say. When you obey Me, you are letting Me be Lord. When you walk in obedience to Me, you are trusting that I have your best in mind. When your faith in Me produces obedience, I build your life on a rock, and I bless you with stability and longevity like you’ve never seen. I am separating the wheat from the weeds. I am making a clear distinction between those who only call Me Lord from those who are doing what I say. I will gather the wheat into My barns, but the weeds, I will not. They will be cast out. I allow both the wheat and the weeds to grow together, but it’s the wheat, those who are completely surrendered to Me, who will inherit My kingdom.”
(Scripture Reference: Luke 6:46-48; Matthew 13:24-30)
Glory to God!
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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23
My sister, I believe one of the fruit of the Spirit we don’t hear taught on that often is self-control. I have a son who naturally talks loud–very loud. Maybe one day he’ll be a singer, a preacher or something that requires a commanding voice. When he is outside playing with his friends, or acting in a school play, I love his booming sound, but at 6am in the morning while others are asleep–not so much. I often have to tell him to control the volume of his voice because I know he can.
We live in an age of “I can’t help myself”, “The devil made me do it”, and “This is just who I am”. However, if we are born again believers, we don’t have that excuse. We can help ourselves and we can control our behaviors because we have something the world doesn’t. We have Holy Spirit and He helps us bring our bodies and every area of our lives under control and under subjection to God. You can control your spending. You can control your mouth. You can control your attitude. You can control your eating. Get it under control, my sister, whatever it is. You have the power to do so.
Let’s pray: Father God, help me. Work in me self-control in the areas of my life that I allow to get the best of me. Help me control my eating, control my mouth, control what I’m watching, control my spending. Help me LORD. I yield every part of my body and every area of my life to you. I receive your help and I thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Romans 6:13; 1 Corinthians 9:27)