Day 17

"So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Matthew 9:38

Back in the saddle today, and it was a good day of work, running, exercising.  Muscles are starting to get tighter, the mind is clearer, and it is a good feeling.

While running today, I reflected on how desperately I am in need of discipline.  As Christians, we need to give every area of our lives over to God's discipline in order to be most effective for Him.  I was convicted of specific areas of my life that still lack His loving discipline . . . discipline that is a blessing, that makes me the best person I can be.

Hebrews 12:11 tells us, "No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way."

And, Deuteronomy 8:5 says, "Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you for your own good."

May we bring the entirety of our lives into right alignment with God and His discipline, that we might be the kind of workers that are useful in His fields.

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