We were talking about the discipline of God this morning at church. Talking about that God uses discipline to shape us into the person He was us to be. He is removing the impurities so that we become more a reflection of Him. It was a good reminder on dealing with discouragement and also on waiting on God's timing for things.
After church we had to use more strenuous discipline with one of the kids. The behavior was inappropriate and action was needed. So Dan had to discipline. Were we being mean? No we were trying to shape and mold our child into a more appropriate behavior.
Real world action to reinforce in me a Spiritual message. It's important to be a person who lives and deals appopriately with discipline.