Love you all, praying for you.
Praise God. Whenever God reveals something to you. It’s truth, it’s for your good, it is to be obeyed, it will change you. AND whenever God reveals something to you; if you will obey – He will tell you the next thing. God reminded me of “The Precious Possession” Daily Huddle a couple days ago. Just look back and review it – it only takes a few seconds. God reminded me of another truth. Occasional diligence isn’t diligence. God’s diligence for us is permanent. It’s called perseverance – it brings character. The relatively minor suffering of diligence (choosing to do what God told you) pales in comparison to the ridiculous fruit of diligence.
Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. Here “loves” means to value something highly – as opposed to “hate” which means to place little value on it. Here is a crazy hopeful truth! You can learn to love something - happens all the time. The more you do it, the more familiar, comfortable and successful you become in it. It starts to define you, and before you know it - you wouldn’t think of doing without it. Discipline is simply a pattern. Discipline makes Diligence permanent! Discipline is always a correction because discipline is unnatural. It doesn’t come naturally, it goes against natural tendency. Discipline requires revelation, decision, action, repetition, and perseverance. But the fruit of Discipline is crazy! Discipline is what the Holy Spirit leads us to, and leads us in. Discipline is Holy Spirit led; because one fruit of discipline is mentioned in this verse – knowledge. One of the parts of the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Knowledge. So if you’re disciplined, you’re being led by the Spirit. He has knowledge and understanding for you! (If you will let Him lead). What disciplines in your life are non-negotiable? Ask Him, He’ll tell you. Then do it with joy! And see what the Holy Spirit’s influence can produce in you! Perseverance in Godliness comes from God - those habits that He instills in you. Here’s a secret – Discipline starts early. Kinda funny how that works. One thing that is so important in discipline – motivation – feed it. Praise is a great way, as is personal declaration. And another secret is Habits. Habits make you or break you. Discipline is patterns, habits are the action that turn God’s patterns into discipline and perseverance. Please read PRISM Topic – Habits this morning. It starts with secular quotes that have discovered God’s truth, followed up by God’s Word on habits.
Praying for you that you will love discipline so you will love knowledge. Praying that the patterns of PiVAT before dinner – getting God’s plan for you, PRISM – getting God’s mind in you, and your Daily Call – overcoming by the word of your testimony – will become a Highway of revelation from the Holy Spirit. Praying for you that the Holy Spirit will establish the disciplines that He has for your success – Praying that your love for God will grow through obedience. Praying that the Holy Spirit will not only reveal to you, but lead you in - and fill you – with joy in the perseverance that positions you for God’s blessing; that molds your character, and humbles your heart – so His fruit can explode, and His Good can chase you down, so your Testimony gets crazy! It’s a magnet. God’s goodness will draw people! Starting with you!
Love you all,
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