Love Disciplines

When kids know they are loved and valued, they respond to discipline, the rules, and the boundaries that are set by parents, then society. They mature to understand and appreciate the protection of hearing “NO” that is not acceptable behavior. “The Lord disciplines those He loves.” Proverbs 3:12 As functioning adults we can look back and appreciate how our parents disciplined us to exercise the fruit of the spirit as we now can demonstrate patience and self-control. Now when we feel the prick of the Holy Spirit, we know that our Father’s nudge is to “walk this way” – and we then can deny the flesh, exercise the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Wisdom says “Endure trials for the sake of discipline. God is treating you as children; for what children are not disciplined by their father?” Hebrews 12:7

Just as we agree about the importance of developing discipline in the lives of the children entrusted to us, Our Father disciplines us to THINK before we speak, to LISTEN for His voice before we ACT, and to CHOOSE to follow Him all the days of our lives. Like a child, we may NOT always understand what He is developing in us, but with CERTAINTY, and by our FAITH in our good Father, we know that His plans for us is always better than our ways. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 God gave these words to His people who were living in captivity as a repercussion of their sins against Him. Even as they were being disciplined, God spoke His love and faithfulness to them. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

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