|TODAY’S DAILY INSPIRATION|
THAT’S MANIPULATION!”For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:6-11
Loud and clear. That’s how the Lord by His Spirit spoke to my heart as I moved through the little kitchen doing my morning handicapped streets ministry doggies-related chores. I had been thinking about doing something. The Lord had something to say about this.
Know what He did? He stopped me before I even got started down the wrong pathway. Then He made clear I was to share this message with you who are reading this.
Please check your motives. Is there anything you have done, are doing, or plan to do that is manipulation in the eyes of the Lord? Trying to control someone in some way? Or some situation?
Turn to the Lord, friend, seek His forgiveness, and walk down the right pathway. The pathway of righteousness. His!