I watched Dr Charles Stanley last week and it has stuck with me.
This week, the fast is about discipline. I am honestly under conviction as I sit here and type this post. This is no light weight for me. I started writing this post last week and I am so disappointed in myself. There is such a lack of discipline in my life. As I Christian, I should exemplify the word of God in my life correct? I mean we know a tree by the fruit that it bears right?
Galatians 5:22 says ” but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control; against such there is no law.”
All these fruit should bear witness on our personal trees of life. No one is perfect but we are striving for perfection right? Our aim is to be more like Christ? (Phil 3:12-15) We should strive to exemplify these fruit in our lives and one of these fruit is discipline.
Discipline is not something that comes easy, Heb 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
I am sure that we all need discipline in some area of our lives be it our relationship with God, our bodies, our finances, our time…the list can go on and on…
This week, meditate on these scriptures and spend some time in prayer and in the word of God. As him for his instructions, for a strategic plan on how to discipline your self in the area that you need discipline in. There is nothing impossible with God. As a matter of fact don’t say impossible, Say I AM Possible!!!!
Titus 2:11-14 ” For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”