any conversation the word discipline doesn’t always receive the most
enthusiastic reception, but how critical it is if we are to grow in our
Christian walk. When we are born again as Christians it is our spirit that is
made new not our bodies or souls (1 Thess 5:23; John 3:5-6). We have to renew
our minds (Rom 12:2) and discipline our bodies (1 Cor 9:27) so that the life of
God grows in us and flows from us.
Hebrews we are it is written that if we cooperate with God, he will discipline
us (Heb 12:5-11). This word discipline is often translated as chastening or
instructing. God disciplines us or instructs us primarily with his word. God
loves us so much as his sons and daughters that he disciplines us (Prov
3:11-12; Heb 12:8) so we can grow to experience all he has for us and to do his
will. Love without discipline is not love (1 Cor 13:6). In fact, it says in
Hebrews (12:8) that if we do not receive Godly chastening, we are illegitimate
we grow as Christians our spirit, heart and conscience, become sensitive to God’s
Spirit and will either chasten or approve us for our thoughts, words and actions
(1 John 3:20-21). Praise God, he is always there to keep us on track if we let him.
Search your heart today, do you allow God, his Spirit and his word, to correct
and guide you? The results are amazing.
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