God's Discipline

  • Feb. 17, 2017
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When I share my testimony, often I reflect on how off track I was in my Christian walk before my diving accident. 

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. When I share my testimony, often I reflect on how off track I was in my Christian walk before my diving accident. I was involved in some awfully immoral stuff when I was on my feet. I was heading down a wrong path. I now know, deep in my heart, that if my accident had not happened, I would’ve once and for all turned my back on Christ. But someone once asked, “Joni, are you saying God punished you with that broken neck?” No way!  Punishment in the sense of angry judgment was taken care of at the cross. But I do believe God was disciplining me, just like what a father will do to restore a rebellious child. And that’s a good thing. I thank God that He rescued me through a broken neck. Today, can you thank Him for delivering you from the path of destruction? If so, join me in thanking our heavenly Father for all his good discipline.

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