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Self –control is an amazing freedom

John 8:31-32 (AMPC) 31 So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know … Continue reading

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Choices bring us closer to God or further from God

2 Peter 1:5-7 (AMPC) 5 For this very reason, [a]adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in [b]exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence), 6 And in [exercising] knowledge … Continue reading

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Discipline brings joy

Proverbs 19:11 (AMPC) 11 Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense. Sometimes we get our feelings hurt – some of us are more sensitive than others. We will … Continue reading

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We need to be in touch with our feelings but we need to deny them the right to control us

Ephesians 4:26-27 (AMPC) 26 When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. 27 Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. … Continue reading

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And set your minds and keep them set on what is above

Romans 8:5 (AMPC) 5 For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and [a]pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are … Continue reading

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We can make discipline a bunch of rules to follow and turn into a judgmental ninny or we can use discipline to make ourselves better

 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (AMP) 24 [a]Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize … Continue reading

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Our job during a trial or storm is to hold our peace

Exodus 14:14 (AMP) 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.  When we get upset, that is when we lose our peace. Storms of life will steal our peace. Our job during … Continue reading

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