If I Only Had Discipline

If I Only Had Discipline

If I only had ___________ I would be satisfied or content…

To live for God and accomplish the things he has created you for will require ​time​ and ​discipline​.

Discipline – to bring to a state of ​order​ and obedience by training and control.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.​ ​2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

Living with discipline requires an absolute ​commitment​.

8 ​ But some of the astrologers went to the king and informed on the Jews… ​ 12 ​ “There are some Jews – Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – whom you have put in charge of the province of Babylon. They pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They refuse to serve your gods and do not worship the gold statue you have set up.” ​ 13 ​ Then Nebuchadnezzar flew into a rage and ordered that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought before him… ​ Daniel 3:8,12-13 NLT

Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.” ​ ​Mark 8:34 NLT

  • Start it ​small​, do it right, build it ​strong​.

Living with discipline requires ​confidence​.

16 ​ Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. ​ 17 ​ If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. ​ 18 ​ But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.” Daniel 3:16-18 NLT

“This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT

Living with discipline requires ​consistency​.

  • The presence of ​silence​ never equals the ​absence​ of God.

If God always rescued those who were true to Him, Christians would not need faith.

24 ​ But suddenly, Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in amazement and exclaimed to his advisers, “Didn’t we tie up three men and throw them into the furnace?” “Yes, Your Majesty, we certainly did,” they replied. 25 ​ “Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god!” Daniel 3:24-25 NLT

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. ​ Galatians 6:9 NLT

If you give up, you are only guaranteeing that it will ​never happen​.

Next Steps

● I will begin to live with discipline in ____________________________________.
● I will trust God even though my circumstances don’t make sense to me.
● I will ​surrender​ my life to God.

“There is no other god who can rescue like this!”​ Daniel 3:29b

Handbook & Welcome Packet

•    The parent must complete the necessary registration forms and pay a non-refundable Annual materials fee. This covers registration fees, book, and materials for class.

•    The parent must provide the center with a pre-school/child immunization certificate, or Blue Slip. This is to be kept updated, if it is not, the center will send out a notice stating that the required immunizations are out dated. The form can be obtained through the health department or your pediatrician.

•    The parent will receive a copy of the policies and procedures and will go over them thoroughly. The parent will sign the Parental Agreement form which indicates policies and procedures and agreed upon fees.

•    All enrollment forms, including a Schedule Information Form, must be completed by the parent and returned to the center by the first day of attendance.

•    Parents of children with special needs or handicaps must inform the director of the child’s condition(s) prior to enrollment so it can be determined if the center can adequately meet the needs of the child. This is necessary for the well being of the child.