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Wednesday, April 12, 2006 (9:21 am)

Hebrews 12:11 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.

Nearing the ripe old age of two and half, our sweet Elianna, has quite a mind of her own lately. The glory days, when she used to be happy with wherever we were going and whatever we were doing.hmmmm.those days seem to be over. Now she has her own agenda. She wants to do what she wants to do when she wants to do it and boy, don't even think about getting in her way! Why is she suddenly behaving this way? We think it is maybe because she is maturing. And as she grows in ability, she grows in desire to act upon that ability. She wants the right to do the things she has become able to do. But she needs accountability. She needs direction. She needs guidance. She needs boundaries. Her will and her life need to be shaped by her loving parents. She may not appreciate the boundaries and discipline but deep down, I believe she knows it is because we love her that we do it.

In the same way, we are growing in gifting and calling as we walk with the Lord. We were created to be mature, responsible, accountable people who operate freely and powerfully in the gifts and abilities our loving Father has given us. But we too need guidance, boundaries, discipline. We must strive to know God deeply and to understand His direction for our lives. We must love His discipline and accept it humbly. Because He knows what's best for us.

Are you feeling discouraged or frustrated about you gifts and your calling today? How and when will I be used, Lord?! Let's lay it all out before the Lord today…our gifts, our abilities, our desires. And let's ask the Lord to tame us and to shape us for use in His Kingdom. He wants to use us but we must be made ready for His use! There's so much work to be done!

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