Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Faithful to Discipline ~ Lent 2015

God’s Faithfulness ~ Our Everlasting Hope!
LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness
You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 NIV


During this season of reflection and renewal, join me in exploring God’s Faithfulness. Do you find strength for every circumstance in God’s Faithfulness? God IS Faithful!  God’s Faithfulness is our everlasting Hope! ~ Donna Oswalt

For the Lord disciplines those He loves…God’s discipline is always right and good for us because it means we will share His holiness. Hebrews 12:5-13 NLT

Often feeling like punishment, difficult times require strength and endurance of spirit. Sometimes roadblocks and rejection hinder the journey, can discourage the soul. Answers that do not satisfy or silence that baffles weigh heavy on the mind. None of these situations limit God. Although His best for us may require discipline, His motivation consistently comes from deep love for His children.

The Greek word for “discipline” in these Scriptures means “to train a child”; it involves correction and education and nurturing. In His faithfulness, God uses difficult life lessons to train His children for service in the Kingdom. God’s perfect discipline always benefits and blesses, nurturing and nudging the soul toward holy living. 

Faithful Father, teach me holy living. In the struggle nurture my sensitivity, in the rejection teach me humility, in the silence foster my patience; when the answer is ‘no’ change my desires, when the sorrow lingers show me perseverance. The presence of Your holiness imparts unfailing love; how great is Your faithfulness! –dho


Focus Point: God’s perfect discipline always benefits and blesses, nurturing and nudging the soul toward holy living.

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