Tonight’s Wednesday Night’s sermon was based on:
Hebrews 12:5-6English Standard Version (ESV)
5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”
Trials and Tribulations by Michael Romani To change our conduct God teaches Developing our character as He reaches Refining us into the mirrored image It takes lessons fit for a sage Experience building our character Adjustments made that more than infer The deeper level of our souls In steps that stretch and console It's an intensity of enduring advisement Fast and furious in our atonement Beguiling us into a truth of confidence Provided to us in His mild diffidence God giving us the need circumstances That if heeded raises up and enhances The events and pain felt in our days Is all to shape us into living in God's ways Morality taking on layers of immortality That move us out beyond our fatality God allows us the trials and tribulations Even causing at times in needed interventions All to move us to the still waters of peace Where we find out path of righteous release Each of us at moments like sheep gone stray And only enduring what it takes to learn to obey All of the trials and tribulations are but joy The gifts of growth needed by God to employ These are the signs of things to be taught To bring about our good as we have sought These corrections are needed and we reproved All of this needed for our ways to be improved Every step, every troubled moment comes from love Meant for our best as it is here as it is above All of these trials and tribulations are meant to train This is the yoke that is ours under God's reign Taken through the valley to get to mountain spire Walked through the miles too deep to ever tire Tried and refined into the very best we can be Not a theology of prosperity but that posterity So, my family keep that joyous smile on your face The Father's teaching is that which we do embrace (c) September 27, 2017 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved