Saturday, 4 October 2014

Put a lid on it!

This morning I went to put some spread on a slice of bread and I nearly dropped the bottle. One of the kids had kindly not put the lid on properly, but after a little juggling I managed to save the spread.

We have all used the saying "put a lid on it" before. It implies that we want someone to stop talking or just to be quiet! It can also mean that we need to suppress some gossip or to clamp down on some unsavoury things that are starting to get out of hand.

I suppose one could also use it in the context of cooking. Putting a lid on a pot can help prevent things from boiling over or hot oil splashing onto your hands. If you use a Weber to braai your meat, then putting the lid on the Weber helps to keep the flames from getting out of hand.

So, are there things in your life that are threatening to get out of hand?
What things are potentially boiling over in your personal life?
Is it time to put a lid on some of these issues and to ask God to calm the situation?

Proverbs 25:28 - Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.

2 Peter 1: 5-7 -   For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;  and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

Living in Grace

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