Today's topic is self-control; the prayers are on page 37.
I really liked what Brooke had to say on this topic and loving God more than loving my sin...........that's what self-control is for me--choosing to love God more. Here are Brooke's words.
Be blessed,It was a hot summer night, and I sat on my bed in a heaping culmination of all I'd been taught. A moment of rareheart understanding as I realized that life with Christ was not about what I could or could not do, but aboutloving Him more than I loved my sin.Loving Him more.Anything that separates me from God is sin and anything good can be made sin if I love it more than I love Him.And now twelve years later I'm still choosing.I love Him. I love Him less thanI love Him less thanlove Him. I love Him less thanfavorite meal.looking my best. I love Him. I love Him less than yelling at my kids. I love Him.getting even with my husband. I love Him. I love Him less than having a published book. Itime to myself. I love Him. I love Him less than a stomach painfully full of myI love Him. I love Him less than getting my own way.I love Him.I love Him less.Every time I love Him less I love something else more.But He lovesIn the moment of choice this knowing of His steadfast, never-ending love is what gives me strength. Thisknowing of His great sacrifice for me … and for you. This knowing of the lengths He would go to love me more.More than I deserve.More than I can comprehend.More than the power of Hell can stand against.me. He loves me always.