May 22, 2018
“‘Make no mistake,’ He says, ‘if you let me, I will make you
perfect. The moment you put yourself in My hands, that is
what you are in for. Nothing less, or other than that.
You have free will, and if you choose, you can push Me away.
But if you do not push Me away, understand that I am going to see
this job through. Whatever suffering it may cost you in your
earthly life, whatever inconceivable purification it may cost you
after death, whatever it costs Me, I will never rest, nor let
you rest, until you are literally perfect – until my Father can say
without reservation that He is well pleased with you, as He said He
was well pleased with me. This I can do and will
do. But I will not do anything less’…And He knows perfectly
well that your own efforts are never going to bring you anywhere
near perfection. On the other hand, you must realize from
the outset that the goal towards which he is beginning to
guide you is absolute perfection; and no power in the whole
universe, except you yourself, can prevent Him from taking you to
— C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity (affiliate link)
Love and Logic (affiliate link)
I was expecting Him to provide some strategy for discipline that would finally work wonders for all three children. I needed new tips.
God didn't provide new tips. He provided a new way of thinking.
By passive discipline, I mean the quick, easy discipline I’m used to: yelling, time-outs…etc. This isn’t forever. But instead of lecturing about why my son is acting disobediently, I will hand them a sheet (see the TRANSCRIPT to grab yours) while I go find a verse that will speak life to them.
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