Father, this has been a crazy week. Thank You for enabling Karen and I to get so much done. But it has sure worn me out! Thank You for watching over us and for the much needed extra sleep. Help me, as we come together this morning, to hear what You have to say.

Hebrews 12:5-11 (<<click here)

Discipline… some like the word, but many frown when they hear it. Those who dislike it associate it with images of being made to do something we don’t want to do or being corrected (dare I say punished!?) in regards to something we were doing wrong or for something we were dong incorrectly. Those who “like” it, if you will, are those who understand the benefits of discipline. If we are to attain a set goal it takes discipline. In life self-discipline factors in but quite often a coach or a teacher is necessary – one with knowledge and experience will help push us to even greater heights.

Lord, its’ a fact You discipline us. But even more important is the fact that You love us! You know us to the core – our weaknesses and our tendencies but You know what we can be. You know what You created us to be. And, for the most part, it’s more than we are now and more than we will be if it is left up to us.

Lord, You discipline me because You love me. Help me heed Your direction. Help me to embrace it. Help me to learn from it. Enable me to be what You created me to be.

June 3rd, Fri, 7:35 am