The last few weeks seem to have been a bit of a blur that when I finally logged in to check when I last wrote I couldn’t quite believe that it had been over a month. The stats showed me that I had intentionally written 150 posts and then for some reason, on day 151 I stopped writing.
Yesterday I was forced to stop for a day when I found myself on a 24 hour duty at work. With nothing else to do, I was finally still. I was frustrated at my lack of discipline over the past month and I found myself googling for sermons on discipline to find out where I had gone wrong.
A sermon by Joyce Meyer popped up and I sat and listened as she spoke about self-control.
2 Timothy 1 vs 7
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
There was no condemnation in the words that she spoke. Only an affirmation of the Spirit whom lives inside us. She spoke about how often we are flippant with our wording when we choose to eat a chocolate and blame it on our lack of self control. However the reality of it is that we have a Spirit God who gives us self-discipline, and we do not need to make excuses and we do not need to do anything in our own strength.
Again came the words I know so well, about the importance of spending time in God’s Word, the importance of spending time in His Presence. My verse for the week is:
Psalm 37 vs 4
“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
My prayer is that I will be intentional about spending time with Him. Intentional about writing. Intentional about delighting in Him.
And as John said in John 3 vs 30:
“He must become greater; I must become less.”