It was the morning of my flight from Vienna to Philadelphia. When I fly west, I try to eat only a small breakfast since food is served on the airplane throughout the day. I intended to eat just a small bowl of muesli to hold me over.
But alas, my hotel had an amazing breakfast buffet. And I enjoyed every bite of it! My plans for muesli and moderation failed. I was pursuing moderation without self-discipline. Without self-discipline moderation doesn’t have a chance! According to Paul, God has given me the spirit of self-discipline.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:6-8)
The question is, “Will I accept and call upon the resources of this gift?”
Will you join me in submitting to and asking the Spirit to do this work in us?