Last week a friend of mine sent me a text saying that she felt a strong challenge from the Father for me “to walk holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your divine calling.” Ephesians 4:1 TPT
As I read it, I realized it was the life verse that the Father had given to me a few years ago. The passage continues by saying “With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience. Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny.” Ephesians 4:2-4 TPT
“Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace…”
Father stopped me right there and showed me that I wasn’t guarding the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit. He reminded me of a recent situation and then gently revealed that I had allowed offense and jealousy against others to take root in my heart. Both of which work against “the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit” and “the bonds of peace”.
Did I know that I had offense and jealousy in my heart?
Did it feel good to realize that I was holding onto those things?
Not even a little bit.
But in His kindness, the Father corrected me.
Because He loves me and wants me to share in His holiness.
In moments of correction from the Father, we are faced with a choice. We can either choose to repent and accept the invitation to share in His holiness or we can harden our hearts and allow the enemy a foot hold in our lives.
“We all should welcome God’s discipline as the validation of authentic sonship. For if we have never once endured his correction it only proves we are strangers and not sons.“ Hebrews 12:8 TPT
I don’t know about you, but I would rather be known as His daughter and accept whatever correction He brings, than to walk in ignorance of my sin and be a stranger to Him.