Lazaroo – Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dec 20, 2011 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with renewed determination:

“…he must be…one…who is self-controlled…”
(Titus 1:7-8)

Fascinating, Jesus.

Following You is not only a matter of

giving myself to You
learning submission to You

You want me to control

myself.

That would be the new me

taking full charge of the old me.

When the old me rises up

I’ve got to beat it back down
make it my slave.

Otherwise, I’m

making deposits in a bank vault with no lock
walking into a gunfight unarmed
wading through a swamp without insect repellent.

Lacking self-control I’m doomed to be

robbed
shot
bitten.

Controlling myself isn’t merely a nice option, is it?

It’s an absolute requirement.

It’s more important for me to have self-control than it is for

a law student to pass the bar exam
a scientist to win the Nobel Prize
a football player to win the Super Bowl

Please, Holy Spirit.

Help me.

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Proverbs 16:32; Proverbs 25:28Acts 24:25; Romans 7:5-6; Romans 8:6-14; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:22; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6; 2 Timothy 3:1; 2 Peter 1:5-6

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

One response so far.

  1. Scott B Says:

    I like how in this passage and prayer I am required to exercise self-control, yet I’ll never do it in my strength and so the prayer comes down to … God help me! Made me remember that He promises to give us grace when we’re humble and in contrast He’ll resist us if we’re proud. Which in essence being proud is the description of us when we don’t have self-control but are controlled by self … to be resisted by God, scary place to find ourselves.

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