God’s Faithfulness to Warn Me

God’s Faithfulness to Warn Me

Thank you, Lord, for your faithful and good work in my life. I praise you for that disturbing dream this morning, where two attractive, alluring women wanted to hug me long and I cooperated, wanting to. I awoke horrified at what I’d done, but realized immediately this was a warning from you.
 
The warning was that I had grown slack in saying “no” to myself in two areas: eating ice cream out the box (no boundaries) and reading on and on in the L’Amor books when I had determined to stop at the end of the chapter. I had not taken the time to think with you about what was right here.
 
These self-indulgences weakened my resolve to discipline myself well, to set good limits and to organize my day, my eating, my activities according to wisdom, and resulted in self-centered, self-satisfying, unhealthy indulgences.
 
A little erosion in one or two areas will leave me vulnerable when larger temptations come. So, thank you Lord for bringing me up short with a dream rather than a fall in real life. I repent of my selfishness, my lack of seeking your guidance in the simple things and commit myself, with your power, while keeping on the armor, to walking in Godly discipline.
 
I commit afresh to obeying 2 Peter 1:5-7, adding to my faith virtue (full surrender to you); to my virtue, knowledge of the Word, thinking your Truth; to my knowledge self-control according to your Word; and to my self-control, endurance, pressing on in obedience, whatever the difficulty. Help me to stay the course, Lord, to finish well.

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