Whether a parent, teacher, or other adult in a child's life, one lesson that we need to learn is the value of discipline. I have had the opportunity to assist in the teaching of a class future teachers. One unit of discussion focuses on different ways to discipline. We each have our own styles, but there are some basics that can be valuable in fostering future behaviors!
As God's children, we also need His discipline. God may use different approaches as He sees fit, but no matter what He chooses the goal is to help us become better people. Our perspectives may label God's discipline as unpleasant or painful, but in the end it is for our benefit. When we reflect on our lives and walk with God, we can begin to see the fruit of His discipline for our lives. We can begin to appreciate the righteousness and peace that result from God's divine discipline and we can learn positive, good behaviors!
God's discipline is not to harm you, but to build you up in His righteousness and glory!
Thank You for Your presence in my life. Help me to realize and grow from the discipline that You provide so that I can become closer to You. Through Your Son I pray, amen.