Good Evening Everybody,
No habit, weakness or sickness can survive a season of prayer and fasting. When you stay committed and focused, your spirit, soul, and body are coming under the dominion and power of the God-chosen fasting and prayer. After about five to six days, hunger for food decreases, and spiritual hunger for prayer, fasting, and the Word of God will increase. Do not give up and stop. HELP IS ON THE WAY!
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28 KJV)
Self-control (temperance) is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. (See Gal 5:23.) Self-control means restraint, moderation, discipline, and balance. A person with self-control has power over his appetites, physical urges, passions, and desires. This person maintains a life of moderation and control. If we allow our flesh to have its way, it will over-worry, overwork, overeat, overindulge, and literally run itself to death. When the Holy Spirit has produced temperance in your life, you can say no to overeating, no to overindulging in fleshly activities, no to any excesses in the physical realm. When you become disciplined over the physical realm, your physical condition is intact; you stay in good health, remain free from sin, and live a life that is moderate and balanced.
Dear God, thank you for your power, which has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness. You teach me that godliness is profitable and valuable in every way, for it holds promise for my present life and the life which is to come. I want to obey you, Father, by being a godly person who exercises self-control, and I thank you for forgiving me and cleansing me of all unrighteousness. I know you will help me to develop greater patience, kindness, and to exercise godliness in all areas of my life. Lord, I thank you for the fruit of self-control, which is growing in my life. AMEN! I pray this in Jesus’ name
2 Peter 1:3, 1 Timothy 4:8, Galatians 5:23, 1 John 1:9, 2 Peter 1:4, 2 Peter 1:5-7
Pastor Elisha Lawson