Discipline and Love

“My son, (my daughter) do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves.”
Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV)
goldposters.com
Most of us have had at least one week when everything seemed to go wrong.  The children knocked down the apple display at the market; the plumbing decided it was time to back up; the fire died; the car had a flat (with the entire brownie troop inside); and the stomach flue toppled the entire  household. I’m sure this relates to a lot of you at the moment…..
These events don’t always come in groups, but even one at a time they can be mildly irritating and sometimes downright exasperating.
Then, there are those more serious events that enter our lives, seemingly without reason.
The one’s that slice at our very roots:
Perhaps a lost job or maybe a transfer to another city.  Maybe it’s the extended illness of a family member or a life threatening accident or not enough money to go around.
Do you ever wonder about the calamities that meet us head-on in daily life?
Do you ever ask as I do,”Why ME, Lord?”
Are daily catastrophes just happenstance or is there a reason behind them?
God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness” (Hebrews 12v10).
What a difference it makes in the atmosphere of our homes if we face those calamities with an attitude of Joy!!!
Not a fake, pasted-on-joy, but a joy that comes from knowing that he is bringing us closer to a sharing in His holiness – through discipline.
So, the next time those rough winds sweep through our homes, let’s rejoice!!!!
It won’t be long until we can lift our hearts and laugh in His sunshine …. in His holiness.


Advertisements
Comments
2 Responses to “Discipline and Love”
  1. Ms Bibi says:

    I really need to remember this next time I everything seems to go wrong…it's not usually just one thing….bad things come in groups seems like.

  2. Meghann says:

    I also like to look back on those hard times and see how I grew through them. That helps me appreciate them and take joy in their happening.

I love hearing from you so, please consider “Commenting: this is a valuable part of my growth as a blogger and person :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos
  • *

  • *

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos
  • *

  • *

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos
  • *

  • *

  • red butterfly Pictures, Images and Photos