I truly understand why we run or try to avoid getting corrected. Who wants to admit they were wrong in any situation or that they played a part in why something happened? None of us!
So many times we want to run away from our correction due to how uncomfortable we may feel which is stated in Hebrews 12:11 "Now no chastening for the present seemeth joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." But we must get to a point where we can endure the correction process because we will be better on the other side of it.
I am constantly asking my 5-year-old daughter to remember her manners. For some unknown reason, the words "please" and "thank you" seem so foreign to her. There are times when she remembers and there are plenty of other times where you can hear me saying "mind your manners".
While reading a bedtime story to my daughter, from what she calls her Jesus book, I came across the story of Jesus healing 10 lepers and only 1 gave thanks for the healing that was done. This story found in Luke 17:11-19 brought to my attention the following question.
Do I mind my manners?
Lately, I have been wrestling with my thoughts due to the trials my family and I have been going through. So today the Holy Spirit asked me a question, What is the measure of your faith? And in return, I was not quite sure how to answer.
But before I get ahead of myself, lets first define a couple of things. What is faith? The Bible defines faith in Hebrews 11:1 as "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Secondly, What is the definition of measure? Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines the word measure in many different ways but the one the Holy Spirit focused me in on was measure - an estimate of what is to be expected (as of a person or situation).