For they disciplined us for a short time based on what seemed good to them, but he does it for our benefit, so that we can share his holiness. No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on however, it yields peaceful fruit or righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but instead healed.
I am currently in the middle of a biblical cipher in the book of Hebrews with a small group of men in my unit. We meet 4 days a week @ 6:30 pm for one hour. It’s usually 4-5 men packed into a 4 x 8 cell with our chairs, bible, pen, and paper. As I type this, I imagine it would appear that we would be overcrowded in a small cell, but it never really feels that way.
I proceeded this writing by first handwriting my wife a letter on what these verses meant to me, our marriage, and what I felt God was revealing to me about myself to work on.
“For we were disciplined for a short time based on what seemed good for our benefit, so that we can share his holiness.”
What does that say to you?
Where does your mind go when discipline enters your life?
I’ve discovered that my most painful emotions show themselves as blessings. As longs as we live, we will at some point face suffering. To survive suffering, is to find meaning in the pain. Pain heals and reveals lessons created for our souls to repair.
“No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on however, it yields peaceful fruit or righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
Have you given thought about how discipline trains us?
Have you ever thanked God for drafting you into the “Infinite Living Training School” to equip you for war?
I was drafted into the Living Training School on January 4th when I entered federal prison. It was here that I truly began to increase my enlightment about my life inside this Earth school. What is enlightment?
Enlightenment is when you are vibrating at a point, where you have more light shining in your head because of the electrical truth of knowledge flowing through your brain. The electrical current’s frequency is increased through your veins, nerves, glands, and all vital organs. With expanded enlightenment, your impulses and decisions become acutely sharpened, and the actions you take off the change of frequency are used to create and control your reality, your rubix cube.
I’ve learned through pain and discipline, to take each experience as it comes, and see it as it is. I’m on a continuous ascension up my “Jacob’s Ladder”. The higher I ascend, the higher I vibrate, and the climb to the top is an arduous push.
When your card is pulled to enter the “draft” for discipline, will you willfully enter, or will you choose to blast the trumpets of your tongue, and tell anyone who will bend an ear to you about your pains and sufferings? Sometimes a good route is to look inwardly, keep your mouth shut, answer the call standing erect, shoulders back, and looking up.
Good posture, and looking up, instantly increases your confidence. Looking downward has the opposite effect. For every inch you look down, you add 10 pounds of downward force on your spine. This force places a curvature on your spine, renders you powerless, and vibrates low confidence.
Discipline is essential in our life’s experience. How could we experience joy, without the experience of pain? Joy and pain are polar opposites along the same pole. To give an analogy, can you not have joy for something in one instance, and the same thing that gives you joy, brings you pain in another experience? The only difference between pain and joy is varying degrees, and at any point we can be at either end of the spectrum, or somewhere in between.
Daily I choose to answer God’s calling to endure the race. Anytime I’m enduring, I’m growing. I believe I have to do my part, because God always does his part. I just have to remain open, non-resistant, grateful, appreciative, and have reverence for life. Reverence is love. Choices of love are life changing. The more of them I make, the more loving I become.