For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
Just before Jesus ascended to heaven, He said that He would send us a helper — the Holy Spirit. I found great comfort in realizing that I have help in learning to follow Christ, especially in the realm of self-discipline.
This is something that I desperately need to learn. If I have minimal self-discipline, how can I teach my daughter self-discipline? I recently got Polished Cornerstones and was glad to see that they have a chapter on being Self Disciplined. My daughter is too young to be self-disciplined (she’s almost 18 months old) but, as I learn, I can teach her.
For Rachael, we already had a bedtime routine. So, I decided to give her a morning routine — something that she did not have because I did not have one. So now, after breakfast every morning, we get ready for the day, not when mommy gets around to it. I also gave myself a schedule, dividing up the house so that I focus on a particular room each day. Perhaps, eventually, I’ll be able to reclaim my house 🙂