Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thing to do #80

Well today I completed my goal of posting every day for a month. I got the idea from Traci (I think) and the website is here . The post haven't always been very interesting (heck none of them may have been interesting) but I did it. I realized that I made this a priority of sorts in my life and made sure it got done no matter what. I need to make more important things in my life take this same route. I need to make sure I always do what had to be done no matter what....there is a lesson in this venture somewhere :)

My post today is going to be just as exciting. Today is "pay bills day". I get paid on the last day of each month so I spend all day (so it seems) paying the bills. Yep fun fun....

I'll keep posting -just not as often probably so don't leave me.

This devotional was cool today. It is from Dr. Jeremiah Today's Turning Point. I'll leave you with it. Have a great day!
The Believer's Wall

Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.
Proverbs 25:28

Recommended Reading
Galatians 5:22-23

Cities in the ancient world defended themselves with walls. Think of the time and energy invested in building a massive wall around a city, one stone at a time! But think of the consequences if the wall wasn't built, or if it wasn't properly maintained. A city with a weak or fallen wall issues an engraved invitation to its enemies to march right in.

Proverbs 25:28 likens self-control to the wall around a city. Self-control is a defense against enemies like temptation and impulse. If the wall of self-control has never been established or has not been maintained, our life is a prize waiting to be claimed by our spiritual enemies. But self-control for the Christian is not a matter of grit and determination. Yes, it takes resolve and commitment, but that is another way of saying "submission to the Holy Spirit." For the Christian, self-control is part of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is His life within that gives the power to say "No" and "Yes" when self-control is called for.

To the degree that you are "out of control," consider whether that is the degree to which the Spirit is not filling your heart and mind with His presence.

The fruit of the Spirit is not excitement or orthodoxy; it is character.
G. B. Duncan