Thursday, January 14, 2016
Jan. 14th, 2016 Hebrews 12:7-13
7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.
My kids love it when they are disciplined. Don't your's?
We enjoy the pain of a butt spanking!
We enjoy the chastising of our parents, that scolding look of disapproval.
Because we dislike it as a child we scorn it.
Then later in life we look back in hind site and see WHY they did it.
Then you have children and you fully understand!
Thus why do we scorn God's reproof?
Why do we complain "WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN TO ME!"
It is because we don't see what He is doing.
He is MOLDING YOU.
For the moment we grieve, we ache, we morn.... Yet our HOPE is in the NEW DAY!
So therefore: RAISE UP YOUR HANDS! Dry your eyes!
Turn up the worship music in your life and PRAISE HIM.
Your focus on praise will allow your focus to be removed from the pain.
Trust His plan!
Trust HIS purpose!
Believe that HE created you for a PURPOSE!