|From our garden in 2013.|
“No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—
it hurts. But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living
for those who are trained in this way.”
Hebrews 12:11 (NLT)
When I was a child, I got my share of discipline. As a young child, I got spanked. When I got older, my parents grounded me. When I was in high school, I misunderstood what my mother told me and I went over to my friend’s house. She figured out where I was; called and told me to get home.
She grounded me. At that time, I had a boyfriend whom I had to tell that I could only see him when we went someplace with my parents. I never had the courage to ask him what he thought of that arrangement. Looking back, I don’t know what was worse, being grounded at seventeen or having to tell my boyfriend.
As I got older I learned, that my parents disciplined me because they loved me. At the time of this story, children and teens did not back talk their parents or they were in bigger trouble.
When God disciplines us, we can’t argue with Him. He is sovereign and can do what He wants to get our attention. When we step outside of line with His plan for us, we need to realize that He will deal with us because of how much His loves us