This morning I woke up at 5am to get a head start on the day and minimize some of the stress. And it worked. Waking up hasn't been easy for me the last few years. Caring for a house full of children is exhausting! But I need to build that discipline to get up early, spend time with Lord and fill my tank, so that I can best train and nurture my children. So I can remember what His Word says and rely on His strength.
Discipline is something that eludes our culture today. It's frowned upon because it's viewed as restrictive and prohibitive. But I am seeing more and more, discipline is necessary for freedom and peace. For if I create the trails in my days they turn to paths that are easier to walk and lead me down the road to freedom and peace, rather than chaos and uncertainty.
Why do I need discipline? Because by design, I am not my own and He knows better than I do. He orders my steps through discipline.