Monday, December 13, 2004

You Talking To Me?

Why is it that the love of the Father is brought into question anytime I need correcting?
I thought the proof of His love for me was in fact His ongoing correction.

Hebrews 12:5 So don't feel sorry for yourselves. Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children?
My dear child, don't shrug off God's discipline,
but don't be crushed by it either.
7It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
8But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
9Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
10For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. 11All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

Somehow the lies of our former 'surrogate' father Satan, seem to click in when my Father is bringing correction into my life.
Such as, this correction is really Him rejecting me!
I guess so long as one believes that they have arrived, and are simply putting in time until they get called up, any perceived correction coming from the Father are just lies trying to make me believe He really does not love me.

Rich

1 comment:

Mercy Man said...

Good food for the soul, Brother!