Animal Crackers Lesson: Have you ever noticed that a VERY sweet dog can become mean if you try to take their bone, treat, or if you bother their dog bowl? That is natural for an animal, but sometimes we get so focused on a sin, that we act like a dog… wanting our way. God has given us His Word to show us the right way to live. God wants us to be disciplined and self-controlled because He (God) knows that it is best for us. We need to be careful to not be proud and foolish and follow our own little favorite sins. (overeating… etc. )We CAN be self-controlled. God wants us to NOT think on the things we CAN”T or SHOULD NOT do, but on the GOOD things that HE (God) wants us to do.
11 We do not enjoy being disciplined. It is painful at the time, but later, after we have learned from it, we have peace, because we start living in the right way.
God wants us to have self-control. God will help us grow in self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
I encourage you to ask God to help you grow in self-control and then put your mind on the things that God wants you to do. Self-control is one of God’s gifts to His children. Galatians 5:23-24 Self- Control is one of God’s fruits that He gives to Christians! Don’t say… “Well, I just cannot control myself!” Ask God to help you and He will help you! I love my dogs and I want to be sweet and faithful like them, but watch this dog…. I don’t want to copy this Doggy Way! Take a look! Let’s humble ourselves and obey God!