“…do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves…”
“…No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Hebrews 12: 5,11)
On the 4th day of September, my brother in Atlanta called to let me know that our father, suffering from the final-stages of Parkinson’s disease, was having an alarmingly bad day. I packed a quick bag and was on the road to Georgia within the hour. My brother, sister and I, along with our spouses and children, had a precious week with my dad and each other before he finally crossed over to heaven on 9/11.
How much Resurrection Power is there residing in the battery of your soul? Is it six volts of Holy Spirit power, nine volts, or is it 12? Perhaps you have 120 volts, or even 240 volts. Please allow me to give you eight clues that will help you do a quick evaluation of your power level:
Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. For you have been called for this purpose.(1 Peter 2:18–21)