NEVER ALLOW THE LORD'S REBUKE TO EJECT YOU
The chains of a habit are too fine to be felt until they become so strong that they cannot be easily broken. Every person's character today is the sum total of the person's experiences, exposure, interaction woth other people/natural phenomena/education ...and most importantly the #decisions
we made from that.
Train up a child in the way he should go, when he grows up he will not depart from it. Now I understand why my Pedi people often say #La
mpja le dubjwa le sa le borutho! (Translated: The excrement of a dog is better used/mixed when still fresh/warm. Whatever that means😂) Anyway, the reality of life is that we:
2. Our thoughts birth Action
3. Repeated action birth habits
4. Habit yield a practice/culture
5. Culture give birtgh to lifestyle (way of life)
And once we land at #5
it becomes very difficult to break that thing. However with God it can be broken. Thats why scripture says, #Be
transformed by the renewing of your mind. When we come to Christ we subject ourselves to the word. The more we eat the scroll and internalize it, the more we can yield and obey it. At this point, Isaiah says we will eat the good of the land.
A yielded mind, heart or spirit is teachable. That's why the Chinese saying I learntate nineties, #When
the student is ready 📝 the teacher will come. A number of the disciples of Jesus left Him when He taught a message about #eating
his meat and #drinking
his blood. They misunderstood Him and said, #Ah
ah, eat and drink what? This is a hard teaching, and they🏃🚶🏃🚶🏃🚶🏃 But others remained, for thry heard Him deeper...their hearing was deep...including Peter to whom He had said #Get
thee behind me Satan. Peter stuck close. In fact it was the same Peter who when Jesus asked if they did not also want toleave like the others, he said, #Where
will we go, for you have the words of life!
Scripture says that God chastises those He loves. Peter knew this better, thats why he followed Him close despite having been called satan