Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Giving Me More


The inward strength to bring all instincts and appetites -- physical and emotional -- under the control of the Holy Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, {23} gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. {24} And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. {25} If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-25

God in His grace is enabling me to render instant obedience to the initial promptings of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.
25 Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.

Each time I hear the promptings of the Spirit, and ask God for grace to obey, I develop more self-control, and it becomes habitual.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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