The tongue. The most powerful muscle in the human body. Not in a physical sense, but in the power of our words and the impact they can have.

James 3 compares the tongue to a bit in a horse’s mouth, or a ship’s rudder, or a tiny spark. All small things in themselves, but all capable of very great things.

We looked at self-control in Liberty Kids this week. Having self-control of our tongues, and therefore in the words we speak, is the final Fruit of the Spirit that we are exploring to finish off this term.

Our words have power. We can use words to encourage and help others, or we can use our words to hurt them. Thankfully, God gives us the power to have self- control. Self-control can be tricky, especially when we want something really bad or when life doesn’t go our way. This can also be true with the words we use. The good news is, we don’t have to do it alone.  God is right there to help us!

This week, take the time to intentionally practice self-control *|FNAME|*. It may be in words, as we explored this week, but it may be in actions too. However God prompts you, may He also give you the strength you need to flourish in the fruit of self-control.

Thanks for journeying with us this term as we explored the Fruits of the Spirit *|FNAME|*. We hope you’ve been encouraged and challenged and found something to chat to our young people about when you’ve had the chance. As always, we welcome you to visit us in the Liberty Kids rooms and see what goes on during a Sunday morning service, or join our team and be a regular part of mentoring and encouraging these precious young people, whom we have the privilege of having as part of our church family.

Have a great week.

Anita King

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