Monday, January 14, 2008
He Improves Those He Loves
“…God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness” (Hebrews 12:10).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Aren’t you glad that the God of this universe loves us enough to discipline and shape our character? Webster’s Dictionary defines “discipline” as training that corrects, molds, or perfects mental faculties or moral character. God improves our character through His training. While you are on this earth, you are constantly in spiritual training. Your faith is being trained, your character is being trained, and your heart is being trained to be more like Him. God is training us so that we can be holy, or set apart, in our mind, will, and emotions. Holiness is important to God because the Bible says that without holiness, we won’t be able to see Him. God doesn’t want anything to come between you and Him. He wants to be with you. That’s why He chose to make your heart His home. When you allow Him to shape, train, and improve your character, you will be holy and you will see Him. Receive His loving guidance today as He shapes and trains your character. Let Him work in your life and respond to His tender leading. As you do, you’ll rise higher in every area and live the life of victory the Lord has planned for you.
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your discipline in my life. Thank You for molding and shaping my character so that I can be more like You. I welcome your correction and submit myself to You in every area of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.