But sometimes I just don't want to. At the end of the day, in a day that can often be filled with consistency in discipline, I'm not in the mood for the last battle.
But I know what is right. And I know what is good. And I know what is best. Because I love my daughter, I will require her obedience. If she understands and knows the love of her mother and father, then she can know the love of her Heavenly Father. And if she knows how to obey her parents; she will know what it is to obey her Maker.
So I am grateful that He will fill in that gap for me. Where I am not consistent or fail, He never will. And where He gives me the grace to discipline and disciple as I ought, He will bless.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
As for you, brothers,do not grow weary in doing good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
*sigh* Deep breath, and go...