Posted by: addictmystory | May 20, 2012

What do Prunes and Self- Control have in Common? 5.20.12

Like many things in my opinion that have to do with self-control they are the work of the “devil” – lets take diets for instance…they exclude chocolate, yummy cheesy pizza, homemade warm bread, ice-cream, or cheese-burgers with “the works” – ok you get my point…because they hinge on the effective use of that dreaded S WORD – SELF-CONTROL. In the fruit-bowl of the Spirit self-control is the prune. It is hard to swallow but nonetheless essential to our faith.

If self-control is not exercised we can find our spirits soaring up and down (or our moods up and down and along with whatever else we are attempting to control). This can be doubly hard for those of us attempting to detox because often we have a lot of things we are attempting to “control” suddenly; maybe even for the first time.

However, like PRUNES, daily use of SELF-CONTROL regulates us and prepares us for action.  

 

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

1 Peter 1:13 NIV

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