Category Archive: Weekend Notes
“hostile takeover” #ManVsHimself
“Whoever has no rule over his spirit is like a city broken down without walls.” Proverbs 25:28
“Self-control is essential. We must rule over our own spirit.”
I believe that if we can take hold of these truths and let God change our hearts and our minds, our lives and how we live them would be radically changed.
My husband preached his heart out once again this weekend, just like it was the first time and like it was the last time. I love him so much, and I love getting to hear him preach the things he tells me he’s learning during the week. I wish you all knew him the way his daughters and I do. We get the absolute privilege of seeing him live out during the week what he preaches on the weekend. I seriously consider it a joy!
Anyways, back to the message, listen to it if you missed it, and then listen to it again!
My husband pulled out some incredible truths from Moses’ life of self-control (or lack thereof), and then gave us five keys to controlling ourselves:
1. Crack down on Repeat Offenders.
If we don’t put the sin to death, it will put our calling to death.
2 Resist the Rut.
The moment we stop growing we start dying. There’s always room for growth.
3. Remain Present.
Be absorbed in the moment. Learn how to quickly get over successes and failures.
4. Refuse to be De-clawed.
Stay Wild. Stay Ferocious. Rethink failure.
5. Learn to say “Repeat after me.”
Give yourself something to talk about (Psalm 42:5).
I want to re-think failure, and remember that if there’s no failure then I’m not challenging myself enough. I want to stay wild and ferocious, and not let fear or failure keep me from walking forward in all God has for me. I want to have a different kind of spirit like Caleb and Joshua, being more faith-filled seeing how God blesses the person who rules over their spirit and sees the potential first and then the problem. Lord God, fill us with Your Holy Spirit to walk in these truths, taking charge of our own spirit, so that we can walk in obedience and in newness of life.
So much love to you all! Have fun filling Operation Christmas Child boxes!