1 Peter 4:7 says "The end of all things is near, therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so you can pray." Have you ever wondered why Peter says we need to be self-controlled to pray? I did, and then it hit me. We need that because it's so easy to be distracted from praying, or even in the midst of our prayers as our minds tend to wander. See, even Peter knew about that problem! That sure made me feel better to know I wasn't alone with that problem. Plus, Galations 5:22-23 tells us that self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit which will increase as we grow in our faith.That's always been a big thing to me as I know that self control/self discipline isn't something easy for me, so it helps to know that the Lord will grow that within me as I continue in His Word every day.
Mine too Barbara, which is probably why the Lord made sure I saw that LOL. Seriously though, it made me feel better to know I wasn't alone, that even the apostles had to use self control/self discipline for prayer.
bystillwaters: Father please watch over the people of Sutherland TX and the First Baptist Church there...
Nov 8, 2017 6:06:54 GMT -5
sw7777: May God increase the harvest as time is running out. May God make us ready to answer peoples questions and may we be ready to guide people to know Christ....sometimes the smallest seed becomes the biggest tree. Amen.
Oct 24, 2017 14:26:18 GMT -5