2 weeks ago our second beautiful little daughter was born. Life is going great the adjustment for me has been pretty seamless. However; I can't say the same for my sweet little boy, now our middle child. He is adjusting. But the transition has been more challenging for him than I imagined. He has been testing me in every way. And I have been reluctant to discipline or engage him because I feel so bad for him in his new station in life. Yesterday I was reading The Word of God and opened to Proverbs 13.
The first verse is:
1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction,
but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
then further in the Proverb it says:
24 He who spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
A good reminder of what I am here to do for my children. I am diligently praying over my son that he will heed the words of his parents and not be a mocker. And I have committed myself to discipline even when it is not easy and I will try diligently to be consistent.
I love this boy so much I want to raise him in a way that will be pleasing to The Lord and others can tolerate him!