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Hebrews 12:10-12 (The Message)

My dear child, don't shrug off God's discipline, but don't be crushed by it either. It's the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects .God is educating you; that's why you must never drop out. He's treating you as dear children. This trouble you're in isn't punishment; it's training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God's training so we can truly live? While we were children, our parents did what seemed best to them. But God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God's holy best. At the time, discipline isn't much fun. It always feels like it's going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it's the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.

Did you ever get in trouble when you was a child and have to be disclipined? Was you mad because you got "caught"? Now I am not talking about abuse, but just a good spanking because you needed it. My sister and I only experienced this one time from our dad, and that was enough for me. He loved us and expected us to do the right thing and when we didn't there was a penalty to pay. This is the same way with God, He is just trying to show us that if we will follow Him and His ways, we will find ourselves becoming a mature child of God. No, it is not ever enjoyable when we are being disclipined, but the rewards are great. It has taken me many years to stop asking "why" when bad things would happen and ask "what". What are you trying to show me, is there a weakness here that I need to be strenghtened in? How can you use this for your glory? There will always be things we will never understand, things that will only be revealed when we are in Heaven. And of course, it is not pleasant when we are going through it, but if we are to count it "all joy when we are in the middle of our trials". then we must realize God is at work in us, and when it is over with (there will be more) we will become more like Him. The next time you have trials come your way, pray a different way about it and ask God "What are you trying to show me, and How will this bring Glory to your Name." Have a Blessed Friday!

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