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Call, Choice, Obedience, Faith, and Reward—from “Discipline” (Part 1)

I started reading Elisabeth Elliot’s Discipline: The Glad Surrender on a sick day and have been overwhelmingly convicted. I chose to start this book because I knew I desperately needed help with the topic of this book, discipline. God has been convicting me through scripture and He continues to through the truths and anecdotes from this book. A few words can summarize the first six chapters: call, choice, obedience, faith, reward. I couldn’t help but include almost all my favorite (and most nerve-striking) quotes from the book. call—choice God not only created me, He “created me with the power to disobey, for the freedom to obey would be nothing at all without the corresponding freedom to disobey.” This sounded so logical to me when I first read it. I never thought about my “free will” (in light of God’s sovereignty) in this way before. It’s logical because I have a choice before me: I can answer yes, or I can answer no. God reveals Himself to me through all that He has created. He has …