A quote from Ann in last week’s post:
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All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness—-2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJ)
We can’t take the doctrine, the instruction, the righteousness and all that we see as the good stuff from the Word and skip the reproof or correction!!
Speaking of Correction………..
Recently one of the ways I have experienced God is through “correction”. You know what though, I am glad God will correct me. The thing is why shouldn’t HE? He is GOD, our CREATOR, the one who spoke and BANG things happened. If I am going to be corrected by anyone, I would rather it come from my God. It really doesn’t bother me at all that HE will correct us, His creation. It actually shows me another aspect of His love for us. Why shouldn’t the creator be able to correct His creation, your right, He should be able to!!! You see He wants a relationship with us, He wants us to have abundant life here and now, He wants us to have eternal life with Him, He wants us to know and to really understand his Word. He wants us to “get it” and “live it” so that His truth and love will shine as a light into this world!! So if it takes correction for me to be able to shine a little brighter than I will take all the correction I can get!!
When God needs to speak to us, He uses many ways to get His point across. I know because I have had it happen in my life. God speaks to me in all kinds of ways; He is a still small voice in my spirit, He speaks through the Word, through a pastor, a teacher, a book, an article, a blog and a friend. HE will speak the same ‘message’ to me through several different sources. I love it when he does that and I am so thankful that HE does! It lets me know that I did hear from HIM and I did hear right. He can and will do all this no matter the message He is wanting to speak into our heart and spirit. The message may be a bit of encouragement, wisdom, new understanding and even correction. The message that God wants to speak to us will never go against His Word, no matter who or what He uses to bring us this message.
Right now I am Experiencing God through Correction in a few areas in my life. I am not sure yet where this correction will end up taking me in these areas but I trust that it will be a very good thing for me. I believe this correction will bring me to a closer walk with Him, deeper understanding, a more humble heart and I will be able to shine His light a little brighter!! Though correction is good for us, it isn’t always is to endure. It comes down our faith in HIM!! I urge you to keep listening to Him even if He is speaking correction to you, just keep trusting that He knows what is best for His creation and that includes you!!