Monday, July 7, 2014

Taking Control

I grew up as a pastor’s kid.  I was taught that meant I had a responsibility to behave as the daughter of a spiritual leader.  Because he was a leader, I was a leader among the children.  The community expects the son of a police officer to obey the law.  And so the character of the parents were reflected to be reflected in the children.

We are children of God.  Our heavenly Father tells us, “Be ye holy as I am Holy” (1 Peter 1:15). He gives us instruction on how to do this.  “Be obedient children and do not fashion yourselves after your fleshly desires” (1 Peter 14).  

In other words, we do not allow our fleshly desires to rule us; we take authority over our flesh and bring our desires into submission unto God.