28 Oct Heart to Heart with God: Day 147_Discipline
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 147- Richmond, Virginia: Discipline
As believers and followers of Christ we must be humble and be willing to lay our life down for the Glory of God. How difficult is it to do this? What does it take to be able to honor the commandments of God? Does it take a special person or does it take a specific action to move us forward along our journey to Heaven? What it takes is having a sense of purpose in order to follow the commandments of God, and also having a strong discipline for not indulging in our wants or desires that removes God from the equation.
It is very difficult to restrict ourselves from the temporary “fix” that we get when we partake in an activity that makes us feel very good for the short term. However, after the “high” is gone we are left feeling empty and alone as we beg God to forgive us for disobeying Him. We are usually ashamed of ourselves and wish that we could take back the decision that we made to do what felt good at that movement vs. making the right decision that in retrospect we knew all along what we should have done. It is like having buying remorse when we buy something that we later regret, knowing that we do not need or could not afford the specific item, in some cases.
With God we cannot go back in time, or ask to have a refund when we bring the item back. We have to accept responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes. We must have the discipline to know the difference between right and wrong. We must have the discipline to walk away from the very item or thing that possess our mind, which causes us to sin against God. From Proverbs, “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid. good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil”.
Reflection Day #147
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: