Ephesians 6:4

S=. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.  Ephesians 6:4
O=. I’m realizing that kids are so easily influenced & that our words as parents are so powerful to them. This week I made it my objective to just talk to them instead of scream at them. This really worked with Grady. I asked him if hs was being good ( he said no). I asked him if Jesus would like the way he was acting ( he said no). In proverbs 13:24 it says
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.  I’ve always took that kind of literally, but in the past week I’ve really noticed that the “rod” can simply be sitting them down and talking with them. I’m not sure that beating them always gets the point across because then everyone gets angry and goes their seperate ways, but if I can sit down with them & talk it over & reinterate the fact that they are loved, but at the same time I am dissapointed it could be effective in a lot of situations
A=. I’m going to try to apply this simply by looking at the situation. I believe that the “rod” can still be a “rod” in certain situations, but there are a lot of situations that it is most definitely not the way to handle all of the discipline situations.
P=lord I just pray that you show me the way & give me the guidence on how to deal with certain situations. I thank you for giving me the know how on how to deal with all the different situations. AMEN!
Y=.  Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.6 So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him.  Deut. 5: 6&7. I just think this says it for me. GOD’s not going to beat you down, yet I have definitely seen where he tells me ” hey I’ve showed you the way & I’m not going to do it all for you”. It’s kind of like when pastor said that GOD wants you to be healthy & you can pray & pray & pray, but if you eat Mcdonalds every day it’s just not going to happen.

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