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So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

Jodie Niznik

Spirit Guided Self-Control | Guided Christian Meditation on Galatians 5:13-16

November 20, 2023   ●   20 min

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This week’s podcast is a Guided Lectio Divina Scripture meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit of Self-Control.

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Christ’s death and resurrection give us freedom. Freedom from earning favor with God. Freedom from trying to earn our salvation.


Yet our freedom isn’t well used when choose sin instead of God’s better way.


Self-control is the ability to say no to sin and yes to God.

We know we can’t do this in our own strength, which is why self-control is a Fruit of the Spirit.

We need to consistently walk with the Spirit so that we are able to lay aside the temptations to sin and choose God instead.


As you meditate on our passage this week, allow the Spirit to guide you into what he has for you.


The full meditation passage is as follows:

Galatians 5:13-16, NIV

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” k 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.


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