Bread For Thought
…on relationship with God
It begins with discipline. Discipline comes from the heart not the head. Parents don’t discipline their children only for what is wrong, but also for what is right. Parents do what is believed to be the right thing; love, encourage, support and punish, all forms of discipline. Even when we see that the road our children take is a crooked one we wait, hope and pray that they will come into themselves, the self that remembers the discipline in all its forms. It is at that point where the parent is recognized as the teacher and the child is ready to listen.
Hebrews 12:11 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.
Proverbs 3:12 …for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.