“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Learn through obedience – I was in that between sleep and awake time when I heard these words impressed on my heart, but as if they were the end of a sentence. I lay there with my eyes closed willing myself to remember the whole sentence. “Learn through obedience” was all and I thought to myself if I just lay still maybe the Lord would repeat Himself, but the absurdity of that thought got me out of bed. As I stumbled to get my coffee, the events of the day before played through my mind. It was not a good day! Not by a long shot! Misunderstandings and hurt feelings had me sobbing before I could gather myself enough to even think of what it was all about. It felt like when a bomb explodes and the smoke clears all the bystanders have that look like, ‘What just happened?’
Immediately after the ‘explosion’ I felt sad and tired. I thought to myself when will the consequences of my past sins stop coming up – ‘Dear Lord will I live with this guilt for the rest of my life?’ I didn’t get an answer and so I prayed and went home and cooked – I made Turkey Noodle Soup for my community group – the shredding and dicing and bubbling helped soothed my heart. By the end of the night after an awesome discussion about John 4:1 – 26 the day was forgotten and peace ruled in my heart.
Learn through obedience, I’ve never been good when disciplined but I rather the Lords disciple than mans and God is faithful! I look to Him to make His purpose known, He always does
“My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:11 & 12