Christy Jordan explains how a daily, abiding relationship with God will not always be easy, but it will be worth it.


When I was a kid and my parents disciplined me, I used to think they were being mean. Sometimes, I even thought they were unfair.  Other thoughts of them lacking understanding, being overly strict, and just being flat out unreasonable crept into my mind from time to time. Sometimes, I just KNEW that my way was better and the fact that they just didn’t see that was a reflection on them, not me.

Boy, was I wrong. Here I am today, far more mature than I was decades ago, and having grown in wisdom I can look back and see that this discipline was a blessing, their wisdom was far and above mine, and I am grateful for having been disciplined and corrected so that I could grow in wisdom and refrain from situations that might have caused great distress and irreparable damage.

It’s the same with our heavenly Father. The Father is bringing about a great hunger among His people to know Him and to seek Him, as a result, He is showing us that to walk in His way means establishing a daily, abiding, ever-deepening relationship with Him.

However, it is uncomfortable, even disturbing, for many of today’s Believers to read that YHWH holds accountable and takes action against a people who turn to evil. In present day, many have been taught to overlook the many facets of justice, righteousness, and truth in the Father’s character and have replaced him with a passive all permissive father figure who does little in the way of actually being a father besides serving us.

A loving Father WILL discipline His children. He WILL raise them up in the way that they should go. He will offer direction, guidance, wisdom, and yes, boundaries. And children who understand that their father is wiser than they are, who trust and love their father and want to live lives that please Him- take full advantage of the gift of his wisdom and do not balk at these. 

~ 2 Timothy 4:3 says “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear”

In James 1:22, Our Messiah’s brother admonishes not to be just hearers of the word but be doers as well, otherwise we are only fooling ourselves. So I want to encourage you to develop a relationship of trust with the Father. And if it doesn’t make sense to you now, take the chance and do it anyway. Trust is the muscle of Faith. The more we trust in Him, the stronger that muscle grows.  And we CAN trust Him. He does know what is best for us and His wisdom is far and above our own in all things.

 I’ve seen from personal experience that oftentimes, what can feel like a restriction is really a blessing, but we can only see that from the other side. Before a general gives orders, He makes sure the people he’s giving them to will follow Him. 

Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the entire Bible, focuses on the blessings of our Father’s commandments. In verses 59-60 it says:  When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies; I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.

Psalm 119:59-60 And in 65-68

You have dealt well with your servant,
    O Lord, according to your word.

Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
    for I believe in your commandments.

Before I was afflicted I went astray,
    but now I keep your word.

You are good and do good;
    teach me your statutes.
    because I have hoped in your word.

Psalm 119 goes on and on, it’s an excellent read and heart check for any believer. Our way or His way. As we can read in my favorite chapter in the Bible Deut 30, Only one of those leads to life. 

Because at the end of the day the truth is, if your god lets you do whatever you want, your god is really you. 

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