We’ve all experienced correction at some point in our lives. From a parent, coach, teacher. Depending on how that discipline was delivered, we may or may not have seen it as an act of love.
Part of understanding God’s loving correction is understanding God’s love for us. Correction is one of His expressions of love towards us. I know it is so hard to see it at the time the correction is coming, but He just loves us too much to leave us where we are. He knows the woman He wants me to be and the woman I want to be…a woman who honors Him! Often correction is what it takes to get me and you there.
Hebrews 12:6 tells us “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
A big part of embracing God’s correction is knowing the difference between His correction and the enemy’s condemnation. When God corrects, He gives me a specific area with an action to become more like Him:
“Lynn, I want you to think before you speak. Only allow words that encourage and uplift to come out of your mouth.”
The enemy condemns:
“Lynn, you are a terrible person and you’ll never change.”
See the difference?
For an example of when God corrected me last week, read Thursday’s post, “I’m a Meddler”.
Because God loves me, He wants to help me to honor Him and improve my relationships with the words I say. The enemy just leaves me with a vague sense of rottenness about myself.
To help you grasp the depth of God’s love for you today, I will be giving one commenter my “Love Pack” which includes: His Revolutionary Love, a “hoodie” sweatshirt journal, His Revolutionary Love DVD & 2 pairs of love socks – one to keep and one to share!
Just comment below and share one way you experience God’s love for you! If you are too busy, just say, “I’m in!” I will share the winner on tomorrow’s Wednesday Wisdom Tip!