Devotional for Thursday, September 29, 2016
“Discipline By the Power of the Holy Spirit”
only with the help of god
by Dona Hake
No matter what we need to change in this life, it will take discipline and self control.   Some people may want to lose some weight or maybe one would desire to start an exercise program.   Maybe you just want to stop biting your nails or you may hate the fact that you worry way too much over the littlest things.  A person may have an anger problem, and it is so far gone that they fear where their anger could take them.
No matter what it is that we as individuals need to overcome, God has promised to give us a spirit of love, discipline and self-control.   This is a powerful force from the living God to help us become disciplined and able to do His will in a greater degree.  We must make a quality decision though that we are going to press into receiving that power from Him and Him alone.   May we not be fools to things that we can overcome habits simply by our own efforts and ability.   God desires that we walk by faith in every area of our life, and as we grow let us look up and give Him all the glory!        Some things that we may wish to change may be easier than others, and some things will take patience and time.  
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”
Isn’t it wonderful that God has made it possible that we tap into the power of self control and discipline?    He is also able to help us accomplish our goals as we purpose our heart to be disciplined for Him in every area of your life.   God is able to help us do above and beyond all we dare ask or think!   By His power,  we can do that which may seem impossible.   Let us praise Him today that with Him ALL things are made possible!