Thursday, January 3, 2008

A New Start - Part 2

Isn't it wonderful how God sometimes puts things in our path exactly when we need them? That's what happened not too long after writing this post about needing to be self disciplined. I was reading a blog (I honestly can't remember which one or I'd link to it. If you think it might be yours, let me know) and they mentioned that John MacArthur just did a series on Grace to You on being disciplined. (I got the series on itunes -titled: Fundamental Attitudes: Self Discipline) I have only listened to the first message, and it is outstanding.

After going through a list of very practical advice, he gets into the scriptural reasons for being disciplined. Essentially, that self discipline starts when we realize this:

You are not your own, you were bought with a price
1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

He explains that "We have been purchased at such a high cost & you will begin to seek a holy life when you begin to understand the price Jesus Christ paid for you." This message was exactly what I needed to hear. God is so good!

If you are struggling in this area I would highly recommend this series. I can't wait to listen to the next 3 parts. If you listen to these messages, please let me know how you like it!


Misty said...

i am thoroughly disappointed because our itunes account won't work! We have a gift card balance on there and everything but it won't work at all... i will put this on my list, in the effect that it rights itself!

Karen said...

what great suggestions. Thanks for the information. I think that self discipline is the key to so many of the areas that I need to work on. Maybe I've just been attacking from the wrong angle.