Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Psalm 141:5
Now, just so you know, I’m not running right out and eagerly inviting the most righteous man or woman I know to get all up in my face to tell me what my sins and habits are that are marring and diminishing my life in, and my witness for, my Lord Jesus Christ.
No. This is definitely not a scenario I purposefully try to create in my life.
Then, I stop and think…or rather, my God who loves me so much and wants the very best for me, makes me stop and think: “Why not? Why not intentionally invite someone I trust—who is seeking God’s love, grace and truth—to keep me accountable, keep me teachable, keep me growing and transforming more and more into the likeness of Jesus?”
Then the question is: “How will I respond to that righteous wisdom—that may, at first, cause me some temporary pain, shame or selfish indignation…before I get to the humbly accepting place where I recognize these words as coming from the very heart of God?”
Yes, it is a Brave Invitation for a Transforming Purpose. But! Why Not?
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane