I Peter 5:8 (MSG) Keep a cool head. Stay alert.

Developing self-control will help you tremendously as you seek to follow and become more like Jesus. And what we learn in the Bible is that self-control is both a fruit of the Spirit and a part of the maturation progression of spiritual growth. Where are you struggling to practice some self-control? Are you struggling to control your temper with in y our marriage, with your children, or at your job? Are you struggling to work diligently? Or maybe you work so diligently on the job you feel you are entitled to spend your evenings on home vacation, watching TV, or closing the door of communication with your family.

Are you having a hard time living without that drink? How about your eating or spending habits? I could go on and on, but I think you catch my point. Self-control is a “fruit that grows in your life when you cling closely to God, allowing his Spirit to flow through you. As you persevere, God will develop his own character in you, including self-control.

Point to ponder- Remember, you are not alone. Seek help from your pastor, a wise friend, or a counselor-God has put these people in your life to help you in your efforts to be faithful. Have a marvelous Monday!

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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