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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored."

"He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored." Proverbs 13:18 NIV

Webster's Dictionary defines discipline this way:
training to act in accordance with rules; drill: military discipline.

What the above Scripture tells us is this critical fact...you cannot ignore what God's training has in store for your life. My nephew actually texted me this verse this morning. He's gotten in the habit of sharing a verse with me every so often. The timing of this one struck me--especially as it relates to many of my RCC family.

From what I hear, God is revealing a lot of things to us about ourselves through this current series. He is teaching (a.k.a. disciplining) us what His true purpose is for our lives. Whether its a change in direction, a change in diet, a change in budget or a change in career, when our Father speaks, we better listen with all that we have. We dare not fail to heed His correction.

About now, a few weeks into our "Resolved" series, several of us may be wavering or backing away from early commitments we made. DON'T YOU DO IT! God has put instruction in your path so that you can make some needed corrections and more perfectly line your life up with where He wants you. Humble yourself, discipline yourself and stick with the plan He has given you. It will be well worth the effort and you'll find yourself achieving His best rather than settling for something that's just "good."

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