Call me crazy, but I love being corrected by God. In full disclosure, I used to hate it. But times have changed. God has changed me. And given me a deep wonderful understanding of His correction.
God may bring His correction by His Holy Spirit in speaking to your heart, by using Bible verses to show you where you have been and done wrong, by sending His followers to you to help lead you to repentance, by using anyone even those who don’t believe in God to show you repentance is needed with accompanying and necessary changes, in a dream or vision, etc. How do you respond to God’s correction?
I love God’s correction because I see His love for me in it. I see He wants me in intimate fellowship with Him and not to stray. He wants to bless me for my obedience. He wants me in right standing with Him. He doesn’t give up on me when I do wrong but leads me to repentance so He can continue to grow and transform me. He wants me so very close to Him. He wants me to “partake” of the blessedness of “holiness”. He is my heavenly Father, my perfect holy and righteous Father, and He sees me not just as His follower and servant but also as His precious daughter.
When God corrects you, friend, please repent immediately and be thankful that He chastens you in His love for you!
You may be tempted to run the other way with shame and pride and to continue in your wrongdoing. This is what the devil desires. It is what the flesh desires.
Please, friend, humble yourself before God almighty, be truly sorry for your sin and turn thankfully and blessedly to God and His ways and His perfect will for your life, AMEN!
“”Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.” Job 5:17 NKJV
“And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “MY SON, DO NOT DESPISE THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD, NOR BE DISCOURAGED WHEN YOU ARE REBUKED BY HIM; FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE CHASTENS, AND SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 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? 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. 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. Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.” Hebrews 12:5-13 NKJV