"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." ESV
Living the Christian life is one of constant discipline because we are in a perpetual state of staving off temptations and struggling with our own natural desires. At times, we give in to ourselves and to the ways of the world. Then, we feel conviction and remorse. It is rough travelling through this life, but if we stay on course and allow the Lord to discipline us, we will win the prize of Christ's righteousness and peace. That's worth it all.
Lord, forgive us when we stumble and fall. Even though we may not like being disciplined, we know it is for our good and that You discipline us because You love us. We thank You and praise You for that. In Your name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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