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Graceful Perseverance: Correction & Instruction

Posted November 6th, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Welcome back, everyone! This week I have the burning desire to talk about "correction and instruction" in our lives, and where we need to seek this guidance, direction and divine intervention so that we can put on both of these critical pieces of armor before we go back into the battlefield of life.Cup of coffee

When you are in the battlefield of life, whom do you seek for counsel? To whom do you turn to course correct your life? Whom do you rely on to scoop you up when you feel like a pile of ashes? How many tears do you have in your jeans? How many dents do you have on your fender? Are you a perfect mess? How do you pull yourself out of the moments, hours, days of feeling like walking away from the world and simply disappearing because you feel there is no way out of the storms you are in?New Life text on clouds

Blessed are the ones who understand. Blessed are those who have gone before us. Blessed are those who have searched and found correction and instruction in the battlefield. Our heartaches and pain should lead us to our Savior. Our trials and tribulations should lead us to our Savior. Our Savior is the one and only one who can pull our reckless selves out of the messes we get ourselves into. When your entire world is caving in around you, whom do you turn to? beauty girl cryAre you tired of going through this life alone? Can you name one other person in your world who can save you, rescue you, forgive you, redeem you and give you yet another day to start anew without judgment or condemnation? Is there such a powerful almighty person like this in your world?

What are you waiting for? What do you have to lose? Don't be afraid to move toward and seek the glorious changes your heart so desires today! Take that first step; He won't let go of you. He will hold onto you. Believe you can walk on water too. Walk the path less traveled. He will always help you see where you are going. You may feel blind, but He's not. You may have grown weary, but He will never leave you or forsake you. The only things holding you back are your own insecurities, lack of faith and full trust in something larger than yourself. Push your insecurities aside. Switch gears in that mind of yours, and you will see the  winds of change in your life.

Are you one to sit on the bench of curiosity and watch your family and friends pursue correction and instruction from the Lord? Don't you want to be front and center in all of this good change? We must need and want to hear the voice of the Lord before we can understand His instruction for our lives. Be fearless for the cause of Christ. Because it is His story that is the greatest story ever told. Speak the Lord Jesus Christ boldly, proudly, loudly and clearly - this is His instruction for all of us. I am simply giving you what the Lord has given me - correction and instruction. I am giving you the same by showing you that He will help us correct our lives, redirect us down the straight path so that we may, as witnesses, follow His instruction to reach out to the unreachable, the broken, the hurting, who also need his correction and instruction.

Jesus ChristNever be ashamed of His salvation - it will change your life! It has changed my life. I know because I am giving you what the Lord has already given me. In the battlefield, there are two zones: the comfort zone and the danger zone. Whichever one you are in right now, I challenge you to step out so that you can receive your correction and instruction from the Lord. The Lord has already been there. He went before you. He paved the way for you. He has prepared your way. What will the Lord do with you? The same as what the Lord is doing with all of us, and through all of us.genesis cross

Correction in your life can only come from knowing and having a relationship with Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior. By surrendering who you are today, the destructive self, to the person God truly, deliberately and intentionally designed you to be. The person God planned you to be. Instruction is His instruction through His word, Holy Scripture, the greatest book of instruction ever written. It contains everything we need to know and trust because He had paved the way through the battlefield for us long ago.

Blessings Until Next Week,

Debra M. Pauli

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Comments (2):

Beautiful Debra !

on November 7th, 2014 at 11:03am

Love it

on November 8th, 2014 at 08:30am
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