Greek - akrasia - excessive/indulgent
egkrateia - temperate, restrained, self-controlled
Sampson - akrasia
Nazarite vow - vow of separation, restraint, personal discipline -
Paul took one before entering Corinth because of how depraved the city was
A reminder for him and the others around him that he is separate from those shenanigans.
abstain from wine/fermented drink
No razor on head
Not near a dead body
Self-indulgence robs sensitivity to Holy Spirit
Prior discipline prepares us for present dilemma.
2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance,godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love
elohiym - plural God; el -singular God
VICTORIOUS DAY! Choose this day whom you will serve - Joshua 24:15
Cleansing + yielding = filling -> Spirit brings fruit -> power to love, experience joy, know peace, express patience, possess kindness and respond in goodness, to be faithful, gentle and submissive to His will - restrained and under control.
Power in the works of God; Glory describes the ways of God
Thursday, June 9, 2016
This has been our best girl scout year so far. We gained some new girls and they have really enriched our troop. We started the year in September going to Camp Robinwood for our first camp. It was a ton of fun and whetted our appetite for more. We had a booth at World Thinking Day - Ireland. We did a troop retreat to Camp Waluta. Some of us went to a Science of Fairy Tales camp at Camp Pryor. I was able to be a delegate at the annual council meeting at Camp Agnes Arnold where I heard the National President of GSUSA speak.
|World Thinking Day|
|Trying to start a community garden|
|On our way to some camp|
|Grace's accolades from Green Starlettes|
|End of year party|
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Self-control keeps us anchored. Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. Greek egkrateia - continence, temperance, self-control akrasia - excess, self-indulgence "that's enough for now" 1 Cor 6:12 "Everything is permissible for me" but not everything is beneficial; "Everything is permissible for me" but I will not be mastered by anything. Cease to be enslaved by indulgence. Greek - exousia - authority, right and power Self-control is an issue of mastery, authority and boundaries. God demanded walls in his dwelling places - He dwells in us today - self-control is our wall of protection; self-control is the ability to make choices and decide to remain within the boundaries of victory.