Self control. The most challenging topic for me throughout this study on Galatians 5:22-23. When I was recently in the Dominican Republic, one of my friends there told me she would love to write for Creative Faith. I am excited to have Ruth Dominguez (@iamjasrey on Instagram) share her heart with us this week. She also has a blog! Check out her blog here and give her some love!
The most ironic thing happened when she sent me the first draft of the devotion. I have been trying to not eat as many sweets, because I eat them when I am stressed or overwhelmed, instead of turning to God. The day she sent the draft to me, I had made it until 8:00 pm when I got home from work without sweets. But I had a rough day. And I didn’t have the energy to make dinner. And a big box of m&ms were sitting on my desk. So I ate them instead of making a healthy dinner. As I was chowing down, I opened Ruth’s devotion all about self control. I felt so convicted.
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I had a lot of fun painting with apples and toilet paper this week! Apples represent Eve’s lack of self control and the first sin in Genesis 3, so I thought it would be fun to paint with them this week.
I used the apples to create a border on my traveler’s notebook spread.
In my Bible this week, I reused the cute bear from last week! You can check out that blog post here. I journaled 1 Corinthians 10:13, which is the verse Ruth mentions at the end of the devotion.
They say the best ideas come to us when we are in the bathroom, which is why I tried painting with toilet paper this week. I LOVE how it turned out. It reminds me of confetti, which is perfect for celebrating when we conquer temptation and show self control.
Next week is our last week of the Produce in Me class. What has been your favorite week so far? What has God been teaching you through this class? Let us know in the comments below!