People say, “Why are you so passionate?” I want to say, “Why aren’t you?” Passion just comes from time spent with God. God is our Father, He loves us more perfectly and completely then we love our own children. “We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Heb 10:10) Still another way God also shows His love is by sanctifying, or setting us apart, for His purpose. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. They’re not living according God’s will. Often when people don’t say anything, and they don’t try to help you, it’s because they don’t love you or care for you. Pop! God told Jeremiah, “You go, and you speak to whom I tell you to speak, and you say what I put in your mouth.” That’s amazing. When you say, “Stop,” I’ll stop. 3 Ways to Follow God When the Path Isn't Clear, Jennifer Heeren - Read more Christian women spiritual life, faith, and growth. From things that are godly and edifying? So the evening was just about closing, she gave me the envelope, and God said, “Remember, give it back,” and I’m like, “Yeah, absolutely.” So I opened it, because I wanted to put the check back in there, and it was $4,000. He uses spiritual weapons, not carnal weapons. I have a reputation of being a hard-nosed, legalistic preacher because of the hard things I say. So, if you’re saying, “I don’t know if this hindrance is because of disobedience or just a part of life,” take it to God, and look where your heart is. Today I got the first negative feedback I’ve ever gotten from a job. Some of you guys tell me about these books you like to read about certain people, and these good books often come from brokenness. If you don't get corrected your not His. There is something stopping me.” Is there tremendous joy when that happens? It’s got to be about God and the gospel. Home We’re doing baby dedications after the second service, but I want to share with you what I was going to read, and it’s actually the theme verse of where I spoke Friday night. Now you got this in place. You won’t really see the fruit sometimes until they get a little older, eleven, twelve, thirteen, when the freedoms come out and the mouths come out and the self-will and things. If you are being humbled, don’t fight it. And then another way that God corrects us—please take this the right way—He hurts us. Those are the four things. 3 Ways God Turns Our Mistakes into Masterpieces,Jody Hedlund - Read more about spiritual life growth, Christian living, and faith. I was just like, “There’s no way. They’re disciplining you in the military. If pride knocks us off course, humility gets us back on course right away. What I mean by that is excuses. But that would change us and discipline us. God corrects me, (or my thinking) all the time, primarily through His Word, as well as conviction, during prayer, circumstances or consequences in life, sometimes through others' life's or words, but never with a spirit of accusation or condemnation. . God loves us so much He will not give up. I heard that some people don’t like working with me. If a person is coming before God, they’re praying, they’re removing these things I talked about, they’re fully repentant, they want to be used by God, they’re worshiping, then you can almost rest assured that the hindrance is some other type of hindrance. Then through that anointing, the truths you’re singing become real to you. It’s not moldable. Finding that middle ground will be a struggle for young parents. So, he’s saying, “Listen, the Lord’s discipline is to correct you because He loves you.”. Let this be written—wisdom—for a future generation that a people not yet even created may praise the Lord. 10. Out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. .” See, your whole lifestyle is worship. Lord, there are pastors here. A Rebuke The writer of the book of Hebrews quotes from Proverbs: “‘My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes … If this describes us, the Bible says we are being foolish. But what’s the fruit that’s going to be produced? It was a pregnancy resource meeting for their whole organization for all their county, and they had me fly up and be the keynote speaker to that. Where you look—are you looking for wisdom in God’s Word? The psalmist says, “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come to You. If God doesn’t discipline you as He does all of His children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really His children at all. Vehicles—have you ever given somebody a car? His Word reproofs and corrects us! You can know that somebody’s not allowing God to work in their life when they have excuses of why they’re not changing, excuses on why God is doing something, excuses on why this is happening. Your greatest teacher is to get in the Word of God, with the Holy Spirit, and get back on track. Thank God he doesn’t leave it there. I don’t know why they like it, but anyway, it’s like many Christians are like that. 3, 5, 8, NIV). God has everything. Pr. Christians, we’ve got to get back to a praying church, not just here but in our homes. We’ve got to get back to that—making wise decisions, electing people who hopefully will make wise decisions (but not counting on them). You always put that relationship on the altar until you say, “I do,” and now you’ve made a commitment, a covenant. God says, “Get wisdom first. I don’t know how many pastors and Christian leaders I had the privilege of speaking to. But we see the same thing in our children or your grandchildren, if you’re helping with them. He hurts us. Filling what? Amen? It just didn’t make any sense. There’s a book written about that, I think, but it’s interesting. How does He go about correcting us? I don’t know about you, but after I watch something not good, a movie maybe I shouldn’t have, or spend just countless hours watching sports, I’m just this walking dead. All of you can be very passionate if you focus on the right things, because all that is you’re feeding your mind on the Word of God, you’re feeding your mind on worship, you’re being built up spiritually, and what happens is the Holy Spirit is indwelling the believer, He’s filling the believer. One of the points I talked about to the people there I tried to erase throughout the week and make it something different, but God kept bringing it back. Are you humble? While God is not limited to a certain set of methods, the Bible highlights a number of ways God corrects us. So here’s the four ways—this what you’ve been waiting for I think. We need to spend time in God’s Word to see how good God is and how much He loves us. So God dealt with me on this many years ago. Respect what the Lord has done for you and for me by giving back. 1. So here’s the application. If somebody’s coming for that, you don’t want them there. Maybe they need to start honoring the Lord instead of watching TV all day or Facebook or YouTube. So God will do that. That’s why discipline is so important. I need a new sermon illustration. He will do this all through His Word. They think they’re humble, and they’re not. The original post is here: How Does God Correct Us? “Well, if I resist it long enough, eventually He’ll give in.” No, He never gives in. Another way of looking at this world – and life. He highlights certain areas. They’re breaking you of your laziness and apathy. It’s convicting. Praise God! I’m reduced to skin and bones. Just do it. I’ll just share something I spoke of on Friday night. 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