The Best Route
No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening. It's painful!
But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest
of right living for those who are trained
in this way.
My husband got a new GPS and I like it much better than his old one. Now when we make the wrong turn, the classy English voice says: "alternate route" one time. This is so much easier to take than hearing "off course" repeatedly!
Discipline is one of those topics that feels like the "off course" reprimand. This is not God's intent. He is so much more loving than a human. I know He disciplines in love regardless of how it feels at the time. I don't always realize when I'm off course. Not only does He get me back on track, but His process trains me for holiness.
I'm remembering that when He disciplines one of His children, three things happen:
1. It's painful temporarily.
2. A blessing is promised from it.
3. In the end, it leads to a purpose!
Spiritual Sundays is a great place of inspiration and is hosted by Charlotte & Ginger. Go here.