You may have gathered that I love the Relay conferences, and I find them hugely challenging and refreshing. In my last post I was mixing together some of the main talks in reference to the church and how we can be serving. Today I want to share a seminar that smashed me, but in a good way.
The seminar in question? Discipline. The way God disciplines the ones he loves. This can often be something we shy away from, and rarely do you hear this kind of thing in our evangelism. I guess we can be tempted to treat it like a dirty secret, wishing it wasn’t in the Bible. But it is, and more than that. It is good.
I guess I knew that God’s discipline was good, but I saw it almost like a punishment. I know that on Christ my sin is placed and that God does not punish me, he declares me righteous. But still I saw discipline as a bad thing. This seminar showed me not only is it good but it shows me just how much God loves me.
I will post again on this topic very soon, but until then may I challenge you to read Hebrews 12.