So pleased we could get Mary into Summer Camp it will be good Training for her.
Yes she needs to mature and have her own independence.
Of course she will hurt when the older girls push her around a bit but that will teach her long-suffering and about the need to forgive and no doubt if she suffers physically when the Camp leaders encourage them to participate in some strenuous games it will show her the need to persevere.
Of course your right dear but we still need to instruct her about remaining cheerful no matter what happens to her, it is not good to show our emotions, others may think we are weak and need help.
You did tell her not to contact us didn’t you if she does feel hurt or rejected and to just grin and bear it alone, after all we don’t need her Camp problems to worry about.
I’m so glad we chose Hurt and Learn Summer Training Camp for Mary, it’s so good to know she will suffer affliction, it will make her tough!
Great Summer Camp, I don’t think, but unbelievably some claim that this is how God molds and shapes us, that He willingly afflicts us or as they propagate, He allows us to suffer to teach us but this is not confirmed in Scripture as we see below, yes He knows we will suffer in this life but He does not delight in this Truth and it is not by His hand, He tells us that He does not afflict us willingly and His plans for us are good.He moulds and shapes by the Fruit of The Spirit and as we choose to do His will we are empowered to do it putting our evil flesh to death.
This analogy shows how wrong it is to think He does hurt us, would we do something deliberately to harm our children or willingly allow it so they will suffer, we bring it on ourselves, Satan or others do and we live in a fallen world, and accidents happen, all of which God helps us endure as shown in the Scriptures below. Atheists claim even though they say there is no God that He deliberately hurts us and sadly so do some Christians although they sugarcoat it by saying it’s for our good. It is a lie of Satan, he wants us not to have confidence when we pray believing instead that it is God’s will we suffer.
We cannot put our Trust in someone who we believe will deliberately hurt us and even if we think we can, when we are faced with hardship we will blame God in our heart and loose our Peace and assurance of His Love..
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made Heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Although Job did warn his wife not to curse God and accept what ever happened to them he later was reassured by God that all He made was very good and He was not the Author of evil, and yes we know today that it was Satan not God who put Job to the test, which is his right to do so because of the fall, we are all under his control until tested. When we are made rich in The Fruit of the Spirit he cannot hurt us.
1Peter 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
James 1:12-14 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Proverbs 10:20-22 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, AND HE ADDETH NO SORROW WITH IT.
What many do not understand today is what God’s discipline and chastising is, often they think it is like they received as Children and in some ways it is like this, as it is not pleasant, so is there a contradiction in Scripture when God tells us that He does not afflict willingly or grieve the children of men… His Rod of correction is The Holy Spirit, He does not afflict us with evil, He can’t, He is Love, physical abuse promotes abuse and this is evil and this comes by Satan’s hand, all good things come from God,. To even say that Christians use evil to bring good out of it as we can see below is Slander but God works out all our life happenings for our good which is very different from claiming that He causes hardship so we will suffer and learn.
Romans 3: 8 And not rather, as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say, Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
We see by the Prodigal Son that God allows us our own free will and so we reap what we sow, good and evil and when we separate ourselves from God by sin we are no longer under His care and protection, He sees us from afar, it’s a bit like time out when children are naughty, it’s not pleasant to be alone and in despair but it is our choice until we have heart repentance. Yet because God knew we would be His even before we were conceived, He will intervene if needed and when we do repent, Wow what a welcome Home!
Before I knew Jesus as my Lord and Saviour, I was saved from death at least 3 times that I know of but who knows for sure how often God intervenes and saves our lives. At those times He did so even though I claimed He was just made up and we came from Apes after being deceived as a Teenager but yes He saved and healed me again later when I had repented.
When we come to our senses and repent, putting our flesh to death and being perfected in Love, He welcomes us back Lovingly and so although we were dead in our sins we become alive Spiritually in Christ Jesus and are sealed, we are Adopted and in His Family, a Holy Nation a people belonging to God, we are Born again and have His seed not Adams the old Nature has gone the new has come.
1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.
1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God sins; but He who was Born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
For another analogy on the same Focus please click this link… https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/take-time-to-consider-2/
Thank you for Listening – Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.