Discipline is not fun for those receiving it OR for those administering it. Let’s be honest, parenting can be exhausting! But consistency comes with a great reward. Investing time and ensuring the same consequences yields good fruit in our children’s lives.
Most parents would say they desire for their kids to grow up and live in peace with the Lord. That’s exactly the outcome Hebrews 12:11 promises us if we don’t give up when our children are young. Rather than making a quick decision that only modifies their behavior for the moment, we have to aim at changing our children’s hearts for the long-term.
Unimaginable energy goes into raising godly children. You may want to do what I did: stay on your knees in prayer and mediate on the Word day and night so that you can be encouraged and have wisdom on rearing your kids. It can be exhausting, but the work is worth the great reward!
“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.” Hebrews 12:11
Dear Lord, give me the wisdom, discernment, time and love I need to discipline my children to be the godly people You desire. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.