Tag Archive | self-control

The Therefore #2

Practice these things and you will not stumble“: 2 Peter 1:10

and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
2 Peter 1:6

Knowlege of Jesus Christ. Knowing that He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through Jesus, the Son. Knowing that the Holy Spirit abides in us, the believer. Did you know that self-control is a fruit of the Spirit? By the power of the living God dwelling in us we have self-control to persevere in our sanctification. Let us persevere in disciplining ourselves for the purpose of godliness which is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Be in the word regularly and let us practice living what we learn.
Galatians 5:23/1 Timothy 4:7-8 NASB

And let us not forget:

🌹seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:3 NASB

By the power of Christ living in us!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained it (the resurrection from the dead) or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may (if I may even)lay hold of that for which also (because also) I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12 NASB

Jesus, my salvation, my future, my today and my always; glory, honor, praise to You. Thank You for taking hold of me.
Help me to run the race of life in such a way that I may win the prize by using self-control in all things, living life with aim. Help me, Lord, to discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I proclaim Your gospel to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
I want to fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which You have called me to, and continue to live the good confession made in the presence of many witnesses.
I pray, Lord God, that You will continue to lead me to store up for myself the treasure of a good foundation for the future. Treasures that are stored in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal so that I may take hold of that which is life indeed. I’m storing up treasures in heaven, where my heart longs to be for I know “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Thank You, Jesus for salvation, the promise of eternal life and Your revealing Yourself to me so that I may walk in the newness of life in You. Amen.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27/1 Timothy 6:12/
1 Timothy 6:19/Matthew 6:20‭-‬21 NASB

🌹But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:37-‬39 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Are You Certain?

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you. — 2 Peter 1:10-11

“Be diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you”. Are you sure that you know that you know that you know Jesus Christ? The scripture here says to be diligent (constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything) to make sure that you are walking with the Lord.

How are we to be diligent? “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:5-8)

Pursuing God with these traits keeps us from stumbling on the road to God’s eternal kingdom. As we diligently seek Jesus, the greater our knowledge of Him and the deeper our walk. Seek the things above and know the Lord. Be sure (certain) that you know that you know that you know Jesus personally. Your eternal life depends on it.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon