1 Corinthians 9:27 – The Practice Of Self-Discipline

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.  (1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV)

The experts say it takes twenty one days to form a habit. After reading this, you may think, “Just 21 days of waking up early to read my Bible and then it will be easy!” Many others have thought that way too, but it doesn’t work like that.

Spiritual self-discipline isn’t a pursuit that we simply force into habit; for if that were the case, there would be little need for the Holy Spirit in our lives. Remember Galatians 5 then, self-control is a fruit of the Spirit. We wouldn’t have it without the Spirit as it His gifting and work in us. This realization begs the question then: How do we become

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Romans 12:4-6 – Your Gifts From Christ

Daily Devotional Bible Verses

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; (Romans 12:4-6 ESV)

Ever find yourself looking around at what others are doing and what you are not?

I fall into this trap often, of looking at another and thinking to myself, “I have to be more like her!” I then begin this battle in my mind of beating myself up because I’m not doing what they are doing, or at least not doing things the way they are doing them. After this battle, depression will set in and confusion.

I cry out to the Lord and He just shakes His head at me tenderly, “Daughter, you are not

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2 Corinthians 3:18 – Displaying God’s Glory

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV)

Moses was the only man who was able to speak to God as though he was face to face (Exodus 33:11). Whenever he did this, his face would start to shine. He would come out of the tent of meeting with his face shining and tell the Israelites what God had spoken to him. Then, he would cover his face (Exodus 34:34-35). Paul says that Moses covered his face because his face would eventually lose it’s shine, or the glory of God would fade (2 Corinthians 3:13).

But, we are not like Moses, who would have

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