A few months ago we had to make a difficult decision. Our family pet, Ginger had come down with pancreatitis. This would have been ok for any other dog but Ginger had diabetes. The pancreas is needed for insulin production and when the inflamation hit, she became very sick. She went down hill fast and we had to put her down.
After several months of mourning and missing our dog we embarked on the hunt for a replacement. We were successful finding a dog in the middle of Turlock, a farm town in California. She looked just like Ginger but let me tell you, she is not like Ginger at all. When we brought Ginger home as a puppy, she was crate trained, potty trained and she never cried once for her mom. But Kona, our new puppy was the exact opposite. She has been successful at reversing the potty outside to inside, she cries and whines in her crate and loves to tear her crate apart. It is a good thing she is so cute. That’s all I can say.
This has given me the opportunity to reflect on the need of discipline in not only our lives but the lives of our pets as well.
God has given us the Bible to help guide us in our christian walk. He disciplines us everyday when we do something wrong or when things are not aligning with the commandments he gave us.
I am grateful for discipline. It is the thread that intertwines within our day and it guides us keeping us on the path that God desires for our life.