How easy it is to lose your focus! I am not very self-disciplined. That is something that I am really trying to work on, but it is soooo hard! Self-discipline is essential, though, to live a life that is pleasing to God. Self-discipline is crucifying to the flesh and this is why it is so very difficult for us to be disciplined in our life.
Self-discipline is defined as “correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement” is the Merriam-Webster dictionary. What does this mean to me and you? It means to correct or regulate (control) your own body and mind for the sake of improving ourselves. How much self-discipline do you have? I am not just talking about food or overt sins. I am talking about spending time with Him. I am talking about doing His will. Do you regularly go to the Lord in prayer for both the small and big things? Do you spend time with Him everyday? I hope that you do, but I don’t.
God desires to spend time with us each and every day. This is something that I have posted about before, but I keep failing to spend that time with Him. What do I get from spending time with Him regularly? The list is endless! Here are just a few of the things that I get from spending regular time in the Word and with Him in prayer…
“You will show me the path of life;In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
-Righteousness (free from guilt or sin)
“He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him,He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness.” Job 33:26
“God is my strength and power, And He makes my way perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:33
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
Don’t you want these things? I do. I want to live in joy, righteousness, strength, and peace. I don’t want to live on the roller coaster of ups and downs. I want to be balanced in Him and through Him. By spending time with Him each and every day in both prayer and in His Word, then I will be well on my way to finding my balance. That is what I want. How about you?
Smiles and Loves! Janis