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Get Thee Behind Me...

"Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns." Matthew 16:23
Have you ever experienced discipline? I do not mean one of your parents spanking you or being grounded...those are punishments. I mean discipline. Growing up for me, it was the conversation before the punishment. My Daddy or my Papa looking me in the eye and calling me out. They were often frustrated, but always loving. I feared being punished, but I never recall fearing my Daddy or my Papa. The discipline came because they knew I was better than what I had done. They knew letting it go would be harmful to me. Discipline was very much drenched in love. (Punishment is where frustration usually showed up.)
Today, I had an experience that very much reminded me of those pre-punishment talks from my Daddy or Papa. A man of God looked at me and called me out on everything that I had been drowning under fo…

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