Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for Obedience, For Jesus did all the things He saw His Father Do! I Thank the Lord for Hard Work, For we are reward in this world by the sweat upon our brow! I Thank the Lord for completion, For Joy comes from the Lord who is the author and finisher of all things!
It is Written, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined–and everyone undergoes discipline–then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.” Hebrew 12:1-9
Prayer: I Pray Lord that you continue to refine us by your strong loving Hand in Jesus Name, Amen!
I am thankful that God chooses to chasten + punish us! For we are made stronger through this! Although it hurts at the time, ultimately its for our own good!