"Do you hope to be made perfect apart from the corrective process?"
"Keep a flexible spirit so that I may mold you and shape you freely, teach you readily, and not be detained by your resistance."
"I need disciplined Christians. To entertain self-will is to court disqualification."
"There are not many blueprints for one building, there is only one."
Good things that I really need to hear today. Although I did not sense anything huge in the Word that God was speaking to me today, I had a good time in prayer - although not long - it was powerful. Being that I had real quiet time with everyone gone today, it was perfect.
I wrote some things down that Dawn told me recently...about allowing circumstances to shape character. All of us must determine...through whatever I am going through...no matter what - my character will be formed - people will be discipled - the anointing upon my life will grow. I will be stronger and much better having gone through whatever it is that God allows me to go through."
I think the sooner we stop despising the chastening of the Lord and get on with allowing everything to mold and shape us, the better off we'll be. My prayer is to let God do in me sooner rather than later, everything He wants to do. I want to welcome His working, no matter how difficult it is on me. Today I was preparing a message for tomorrow night (Larry doesn't feel up to teaching yet) and I must say in preparing it, I found myself truly motivated in a great way by the message. The sooner we flow with what God wants to do - the better off we'll be in moving forward more quickly.