Tuesday, August 26, 2008
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
Daddy Bear and I have just started disciplining Little Bear. He's 9 months and it feels so young. But he is also getting to the point where he is beginning to have self-control, albeit very little.
We have both been lamenting how hard it is. When Little Bear gets near the blinds or the dog bowl, I cringe. I don't want to thump him on the hand because I know the times I have, have made him cry. I've been a teacher - so discipline shouldn't be hard. But to make my own child cry is terribly heartbreaking, even when I know it's for his own good.
This has lead me to think of why I discipline - and more importantly how God discipline's me. This verse has come to mind many times in the last 2 weeks:
My child, do not reject the Lord's discipline,
and don't get angry when he corrects you.
The Lord corrects those he loves,
just as parents correct the child they delight in. Proverbs 3:11-12
Posted by BG at 12:47 AM