One thing I know for sure in this daily journey is that each day I have to push back my flesh and many days force feed myself the Word of God. And I mean force feed. I'm not going to play the excuse that I am legalistic if I feel like I have to get into the word each day...It's my lifeline. One day without it and I'm living my fleshly life out in thoughts and deed.
I'm an honest Christian. I'm very vulnerable. Very dependent on Christ to lead me. There's is no doubt that my life reflects my need for Christ, Every. Single. Day. I'm not one of those Christians that can say, look at me, I have it all together. I'm the one that says, "Look at Him, He Never Changes"!
I need that steadfastness. I crave it.
I think of what the world would be like if we not only knew the word, but lived it. I mean really lived it, like it was a normal part of our lives. Can you imagine what the world would be like?
We ready the Bible tonight and I couldn't help but notice that God chastises those He loves. Like Adam and Eve for instance. After they got past the blame game and throwing each other under the bus, they confessed to God what had happened and what they had done. God wasn't shy with the chastisement of their disobedience. I mean not only did Adam and Eve get punished, but we are all still getting punished...but forgiveness was in God's forefront. Although they were cast out of the garden, for their own good, God covered their nakedness and shame and immediately informed them of His plan to sacrifice His only Son for their sin and ours.
I'm not afraid of discipline, God's discipline. I've been disciplined through anger and also through love. There's a difference. I don't run around telling people not to judge me, nor do I pick out all the love verses in the bible and throw out all the rest...I embrace it all, knowing there are times I need correction, and times I need His comfort and love.
Don't miss a single one, they are all worth it. Keep growing in His knowledge each day.