In Galatians 5, the Apostle Paul tells us that proof of the Spirit of God living in a follower of Christ is found in ‘the fruit of the Spirit’. These nine qualities are the hallmarks of someone who is truly walking daily with God.
The 9th and final characteristic of a spirit-filled person is self-control. With all the distractions and temptations that we face today, self-control may seem like it’s just out of grasp.
James Merritt tells us that self-control is not something you can do by yourself. If God is in control of you then you can control you.
We all have a list of questions we’d like to ask God if we could bend His ear. Dr. Merritt reminds us that God is neither surprised not offended by our concerns. In this book, he wrestles with 10 of the most frequently asked questions about faith, life, and the world around us-questions that perhaps you’ve been hesitant to ask the only One who can answer them:
God, why do You allow innocent people to suffer?
Are people of other faiths with You in heaven?
Did you use evolution to create the universe?
Is the Bible really Your Word?
Do You really have a plan for my life?
The God who knows every heart and every thought has yet to meet a question that stumps Him. As you explore these questions, you’ll discover answers from the Bible that will both comfort your heart and challenge your mind.