Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Self Control Chair

Happy Tuesday Friends!

It is sunshiney here today...life smells good, feels good, and is good! I am claiming the truth today...even if my mind is still swirling around up there!

So have you had time to think about thinking from yesterday?

Well as I was putting the receipt in my wallet...the receipt that shows I purchased my new running shoes...woo-hoo...I look up and there is one of my beautiful girlfriends checking out in line with her two sweet children...and I decide to do what I do best...be spontaneous and ask her to come out of her comfort zone...she is SO not spontaneous..and I guess thats one of the many reasons I love her so much...she is WAY more peaceful, calm, organized, collected...did I mention she can keep her cool...in the two years I have known her I have never seen her lose it...or even come close to it...maybe because losing it is a little too spontaneous?!?!

Oh how I love my friend...and she said yes...to 'rearranging' her day...and we took the kids out to lunch...so we could eat...chat...and the kids could play!

As we are sitting there eating and chatting away, she shares a little story that involves her son, the preschool he attends, and the Self Control Chair. Now before my sweet friend could even share the rest of the story...at the mention of the name of the chair...I knew my Jesus was speaking to me...oh yes He was...loud and very clear!!

Remember 1 Peter 1:13 from yesterday...

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. (emphasis mine)

For my mind to be peaceful, settled, calm, sorted out, cleaned out, collected, for things to be held captive...

I need some time in the Self Control Chair

I need some time being still sitting with my Jesus!

Call it a time out...call it morning devotions...call it time in the dark walk-in closet...call it a

Self Control Chair

But all of us need this!

May we know how much He loves us today in this moment!

May we know that we will never arrive at a time in our earthly lives that we don't need time in the Self Control Chair.


~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Yes, LORD!

Cindy said...


Irritable Mother said...

OK. Chicken's in the crock pot, now I can get back to your blog. *grin*
Oh, yes. I could use that self-control chair! Seems for me, so often the thing I need is to get my focus back on Jesus. Need a little more Jesus-control. Cuz my "self" isn't very nice sometimes. Know what I mean?

Tea With Tiffany said...


Mariel said...

oh yes...loving some "self-control chair"!!! Can I spend the day there??? :)

Mariel said...

oh yes...loving some "self-control chair"!!! Can I spend the day there??? :)

Lori said...

Oh, focused on Jesus…abiding in him…filled with His Holy Spirit! A day in victory!
The blessings --- self-control! Thank you for loving me and for bringing me closer to you through sweet Nichole’s blog! She has a way about her that gets me to thinking a whole lot more about you! Love u Nichole~ Lori

PS Wow, when my now, teenager’s were little ones and we had a “time-out chair” I do believe I could have used one myself…to spend those time-out minutes focused on our Father!

PS Know dear Nichole that you have been apart of my morning prayer-walks! :)