Galatians 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
The best synonym for self-control is “discipline.” Interesting word self-control. We use it often but rarely analyze it, even when we come across it in the Bible. Self-control means “inner strength.” The fruit of the Spirit is self-control. Self-control frees us from slavery. Self-control stops bad habits. It checks us. It halts us. When it comes to retaliation, self-control restrains us. Without it, we gear up to get even. (thoughts by Charles Swindoll)
Recently we were gathered for a family wedding and as often happens conversation turned to food and favorite recipes. In our family “Monkey Bread” has been a favorite breakfast treat for years. The first time I made this after my husband and I were married I waited anxiously for him to say how he liked it. He ate up a hefty portion, but didn’t say anything. Finally, I couldn’t stand it any longer and I said, “well, what do you think?” He smiled and said, “I think you should keep practicing.” As is his nature, he was trying to be cute and tell me he wanted me to make it often, but of course I got indignant and said “practice??!!! – this monkey bread is perfect!” To this day he will ask me to put in some “practice time” and make monkey bread – and I’ve been practicing ever since. He says this blog should really be named “The Sensitive Cook”!
This is so darn easy and your family will LOVE it!