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Correction usually doesn’t make us feel good or happy in the moment; but as children of God, we should be happy when God corrects us because He corrects those He loves. When you hear the Word of God and it brings conviction to your life, you can rest assured that you are His. However, if you sit in church week after week and never feel any conviction or correction, the Bible says you are not His. Meaning, you are not truly born again, you are lost and a child of darkness.
I know that most of us come from a background that didn’t include God. But, when we receive Him as our Lord and Savior by asking Him into our hearts, He immediately goes to work in our lives to reverse our thinking to line up with His. As we follow Him and learn His ways, He begins to deal with every aspect of our lives: the way we think, the way we talk, the way we treat others, and how we manage our money. Through His correction, He restores us to a right state with Him and improves our life and character. (Correction also means a change that rectifies an error or inaccuracy.)
God doesn’t punish the believer, but one day He will punish the unbeliever. I don’t say this to condemn you, but to encourage you that the reason He corrects us is because He truly loves us and wants the best for all of us. God’s correction is never to hurt us, but always to help us. He wants us to experience real life – the life He has in store for us. As good men and women of God, let’s realize He is only trying to make us better and stronger, but it is your choice to receive God’s correction or not. In order to experience all He has for us, let’s purpose to receive God’s correction.
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 7:34 AM CDT
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