Thursday, February 26, 2009

Self Control

Self Control is so easy to talk about in others, but talk about my own areas of need for controlling myself and my collar gets tight. We're continuing the series of F.I.R.M Flexible, Innovative, Robust, Mature Christians. I was blessed by readers' comments in this series and I decided to feature those great words of wisdom.

Today I delight in giving honor to my speech peer from last year's She Speaks workshops. After two evenings of hearing and evaluating each others' messages we came to know each other very well. Dorothy and I both began our blogs after that conference. She opens up Bible stories on her blog: .She brings a fresh word on the Word daily. I welcome the wisdom of this godly woman in my life and here at Thrive Christians.

Dorothy's comments about maturity:

Will we ever get it? Look at Dorothy's great wisdom in calling us to seek understanding and wisdom in the Bible. When I consistently discipline myself to daily dig in God's Word, life runs as He has always intended it to for me. Recently my son told me he's listening to the Bible on His Ipod as he runs daily on an average of 30 minutes to an hour. In this information age we have so many ways to stay in God's Word. I believe Dorothy has hit a major component of maturity: self control...soaking in the Bible.

What do you think about maturity/self-control and Scripture?


ThreeGirlyGirls said...

I agree with wise Dorthy! I'm not sure that self-control has a thing to do with our age, what we've been through or anything else like that!

Great thoughts on this! I enjoyed it!

Dorothy Champagne said...

I really don't consider myself wise at all. In fact, I am often worried my words are misconstrued and want God to be glorified in what I say. Part of that self-control thing that really has to be a daily thing or I may mess it up! Kay, you really made an impression on me during She Speaks and I look to you as an example. I hope you know how greatly I think of you. Nikki! stopped by your blog today - your girls are just beautiful.

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Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.