Thursday, 8 January 2009

Happy New Year!

It feels like an age since I have updated my blog!... I have enjoyed a wonderful relaxing Christmas break, and new year and feeling refreshed. Managed toclear my craft table to start the new year! And I kick off with the first SALT challenge of 'SELF CONTROL' surely something we can all learn from! Here is the blurb "When I was setting the theme a few weeks ago I was realising how little patience I can have with those nearest to me. It is frustrating that in some areas of my life I can be very `on top' of things, yet in others seem to lack SELF CONTROL. This is serious, as one of the fruits of the spirit - the outworking of LOVE - is SELF CONTROL.So as I have been meditating on this theme I've been thinking about what helps me control my reactions when under preassure, my tongue and my body. Ultimately a closer walk with the Lord and a life led by LOVE and HOPE in Christ will help me be more SELF CONTROLLED.As always I am humbled that I alone can not achieve this. It is only because of what Jesus did for me on the cross and the righteousness HE gives that enables me to even start on the road of renewal." The verse I used is from Titus 2:11-12 which reads For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. I have been dwelling on the topic of self control, and it amazed me at how many areas it covers in our lives! Oh for God's strength in time of temptation and for more self control in ALL areas of our life.