Wednesday, August 26, 2009

.a Fathers love.

"And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children?" He said,
'My child, don't make light of the Lord's discipline,
and don't give up when he corrects you. 
For the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.'
As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treatng you as his own children.  Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father?  If God doesn't discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all.  Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn't we submit even more to the dicipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?"
NLT Hebrews 12: 5-9

.i need to listen. These verses make it clear that I need to be more in tune with what God is trying to tell me each day.  I often feel like God is speaking, yet I choose to ignore the words he said, I ignore his dicipline, I ignore his direction.  I can not do that anymore. I need to listen to the Lord, he knows what is best in my life and is correcting my behavior, my thinking, my words for a reason.  I need to do this so that my example will bear fruit, so that my behavior may cause others to think towards the Lord, I need to listen so that others will see the grace of God.  listen to Him today.

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