Any man without self control is as defenceless as a city with broken down walls
READ: 1 Corinthians 9:27
Do you know that many people have missed their time of visitation just because they allowed their bodies dictate to them? I’m talking about those who have little or no control over their senses. Such people find it difficult to fast or pray and they eventually concluded that God will give them whatever they desire whenever He’s ready to give them. How untrue! God doesn’t operate that way.
A lot of times when God wants to reveal deep things to you, He tries to catch your attention so that you can focus on Him. Every now and then, He wakes you up in the middle of the night to pray. If you haven’t learnt to master your body, you’ll continue sleeping and miss out on what God wants to do in your life. But if you have been able to master your body and senses like Paul The Apostle, you’ll never miss out on any of such visitations from the LORD.
Proverbs 25:28 says, “Any man without self-control is a defenceless as a city with broken-down walls” (TLB). The importance of being able to master your body can’t be downplayed, especially in the life of the Christian. Always remember that the life you have in Christ Jesus is spiritual, though you live in a body. Therefore, refuse to be ruled by your body; rather build your spirit in God’s Word and in prayer until you’re able to master your body. This is how to remain sensitive to everything God is doing in your life. You’ll always be alert and in control of every situation around you; nothing will catch you unawares. Make up your mind to dominate your body today. It will save you much more than it costs!
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for giving me the ability to discipline my body. Every day as I fellowship with Your Word, I become more and more acquainted with how to walk in self control, in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!
May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!
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