Intimacy With Our LORD

 Love and obedience are the governing principles of the divine life, which is living in this world for the Lord and not for ourselves!   God chastens and instructs us for our  good to make us partakers of His holiness, which although our senses do not always perceive it nor enjoy it, however the end result becomes apparent.  I believe that real intimacy with our LORD can only be accomplished when we are willing to allow “His chastening” to do it’s intended purpose.  For our good…thus for His glory and honor.   

 

Hebrews 12:5-11

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?   “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.  For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”  It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons.  For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?   If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them.  Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?  For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.  For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Job 5: 17

“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Deuteronomy 8: 5

You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you.

Psalm 119: 75-77

I know , O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.  Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort , according to thy word unto thy servant.  Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live : for thy law is my delight.

Proverbs 3: 11-12

My son, do not despise the LORDs discipline or be weary of his reproof,  for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your great love for “us” your children.  May I learn to more readily accept your discipline; knowing it is only for my good and in the end for Your glory and honor.  May Thy will be done!

Published by

Streim

There is great peace and joy in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I am blessed to serve our Heavenly Father through Him. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I asked God to forgive me of all my sin through the blood of Jesus Christ and I repented (turned away from it); was one of utter selfishness in all aspects of my life. I partied, I lived for ME and only me! Now, I live for Him, with great joy daily. I want to share the Gospel, encourage other sisters/brothers in Christ through prayer and do as He leads by the faith He's given through His abundant grace! Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

2 thoughts on “Intimacy With Our LORD”

  1. I guess none of us would say we welcome chastening from the Lord, but nevertheless we are very thankful for it.

    I am thankful for two reasons.

    Firstly it proves His love. I had NO discipline as a child and I knew that no one loved me and no one cares. I disciplined my children because I loved them and wanted the best for them.

    Secondly, with hindsight I can look back at times when the Lord has chastised me and see what a huge ‘growth’ there was in my spiritual life, and how He used it to further change me.

    We serve an amazing God who continues to work in us, moulding us to the likeness of Christ.

    Like

    1. Thank you Angela! I, too, had no discipline as a child~~ which is exactly as you said you thought no one loved you or cared. I “knew” that feeling as well! When our Amazing Loving Father does chastise us, it is for own good just as when we disciplined our children.
      Your maturity in the Lord is something I truly appreciate! Bless you sister as He is working… molding, preparing and strengthening us for Our Lord Jesus’ return!
      Praise Him!

      Stephanie

      Like

Do You Have Something To Say? Go Ahead...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s