Blessings · Correction · Discipline · Love

the blessing of correction…

Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. Proverbs 10:17 NIV Thank-full for friends who correct… First… for the Holy Spirit… who helps by prompting… Before you publish this post… you should have someone else read it… For the faith-full sister who took the time… to review a post……… Continue reading the blessing of correction…

Discipline · Exile · Isaiah 49 · Shame · Wait on Him

wait on Him… Isaiah 49:22-23…

Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I will lift up my handto the nations, and raise my signal to the peoples;and they shall bring your sons in their bosoms,and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queensyour nursing mothers. With their faces to the groundthey shall bow…… Continue reading wait on Him… Isaiah 49:22-23…

Discipline

disciplines…

Disciplines… both spiritual and physical… are good for the soul…discipline verb transitive… 1: to punish or penalize for the sake of discipline 2: to train or develop by instruction and exercise especially in self-control…—Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th Ed.)Disciplines…not the punishment… but the training…help us to grow through exercise…The exercise of spiritual disciplines…prayer…meditation on His Word…fasting…obedience…all help…… Continue reading disciplines…

Discipline · Transformation

a children’s prayer [republished from March 26, 2012]

Sunday… a prayer to God… following the children’s message……be the Fingers that squeeze us that we might spring to life…The illustration… a spring… pressed down… released… flying free…Thoughts jump to the stumbling week… the me… too big… needing to be pressed small…Maybe… God’s fingers are gently pressing… now… prodding… nudging… to a new level of growth… even more new life……… Continue reading a children’s prayer [republished from March 26, 2012]

Discipline · Encouragement · Grace

gracious glimpses… of His compassion…

After recent thoughts on failure to offer compassion… this morning in the quiet… when I came to Paul’s words to Timothy… I completely identified… took them as my own…The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus (the Messiah) came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost.1 Timothy 1:15 Amp(my emphasis)Yes… that’s…… Continue reading gracious glimpses… of His compassion…

Discipline · Hard · Reminders

drifting…

How easy it is to drift… back… to… old… habits…I’ve noticed one… that has crept its way back…Today… a struggle… to… push… back… up… stream…A reminder that…We must pay more careful attention,therefore, to what we have heard,so that we do not drift away.Hebrews 2:1Grateful… for the recognition… that it’s time to return…Grateful… for His forgiveness……… Continue reading drifting…