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The Gospel sets us free to face the hardships of life - and there will be a variety of them! - as the training from a loving Father Who has a goal and purpose for our life bigger than the comfort of the moment. Like Joseph in Genesis 50, who could look at many evil things that had been inflicted upon him over the course of years, we too can see that "though it was intended for evil, God worked all things for good so that many might be saved."
This Isn't a casual meaning to follow after, but to be imitators of Him. He said "Do as I do and you will be ok." This means to think like, walk like and act like Him. Mimicking, replicating and acting like another person are the results of real discipline.
A look at the purpose of fasting from someone who admittedly doesn't want to fast. Fasting is not simply a behavior change for kicks, but a representation of the longing for God's kingdom yet to come.
This is the first installment of a two-part series entitled Growing Up.
“Endure hardship as discipline”, we are told in Hebrews 12.7. Given that hardship is inevitable, we desperately need to know how to embrace it as discipline from a loving Father. This in-depth look at Hebrews 12 will provide tools for not just surviving the tough times, but making sure that we are refined in those times as well.