For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights. Proverbs 3: 12
This is not meant as a criticism; in fact…I include myself in the target group.
A lot of times because many of us are believers we can too easily see the faults of others and not our own. For instance at a recent Convention at our church, I overheard some young women who were being passed by a crowd anxious to get a seat say something like I’m in no hurry to get a seat or to be out of order. What they said “may” have been correct, but the judgmental tone “may” not have been. It was kind of funny…because every Sunday they go to great lengths to sit in the front. But whatever.
I suppose I can see both sides because I have on some days thought it important (my seating) and on others…not so much.
But that’s just a side note.
You see, on a recent prayer sabbatical…I received correction from the Lord regarding my faith walk. Did he tell me that I wasn’t writing like I should on the web sites? No.
Did He admonish me for not spending more quality time with Him? No.
Did He get on my case about not reading the bible the way that I should? No.
Did He mention those unfinished books and the course for them? No.Why not? Because He is a wise God. He simply told me a few words…and they opened the door to my correcting myself…
“Watch less television.”
Actually, I was relieved. It was taking up way too much of my time and throwing off my thoughts. I decided to fast from it for a while. Surprisingly…I do not miss it.
THANK YOU FATHER FOR THE CORRECTION!