“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby”
When God loves a man, He chastens or disciplines him. This discipline is not joyous as our scriptural text reveals. However, God does this for a reason, that the man may produce fruits of righteousness. In other words, God chastens you with the intent that you may become fruitful.
It is who the Father loves, He chastens (Proverbs 3:12). This is why you ought to develop the right attitude towards God’s discipline. Do not despise the chastening of the LORD (Hebrews 12:5). Yield yourself to it (Hebrews 3:11). Endure it because God is dealing with you like His Son (Hebrews 12:7).
Remember, the discipline of the Father is designed to cause you to bear more fruits to the glory of His name. Halleluyah.
Prophecy 1: Receive grace to endure the chastening of the Father today, that you may be purged to bear more fruits, in Jesus’ name.
Prophecy 2: As you step out today, may you find favour before God and men, in Jesus’ name.
W: Develop the right attitude towards God’s discipline.
X: I decree and I declare that the LORD is my Shepherd. Therefore, I do not lack any good thing!
STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: JOSHUA 11 & 12, ROMANS 11, PSALM 13
Growth in the mainline Churches has been good but sporadic. The need is great for more evangelists and church planters. AIDS continues to spread and affect many. It has now afflicted over 1.7 million and orphaned over one million children.
Y: We are praying for a mighty move of God’s spirit upon the land, that many will begin to desire God in their lives.
Start Up Prayer
Dear Father, give me the humility to receive chastisement, that I may experience much fruitfulness in my life, in Jesus name. Amen.