PARENTS MUST LEARN AND TEACH WHAT GODLY SELF DISCIPLINE CAN DO FOR THEIR HOME AND FOR THEIR CHILDREN. COME LET US CONSIDER WHAT SELF DISCIPLINE CAN DO TO CHANGE THE VALUE OF ONE’S DAILY LIFE… (Unknown, adapted)
Place a guitar in my hands and it is worth $300. Put a guitar in the hands of B.B. Kings it is worth $5,000 dollars. Put a guitar in the hands of ELVIS PRESLEY and we are looking at 1,000,000.00 bucks from a dead man?
A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.00. A baseball in Mark McGuire’s hands can be worth about 19 million dollars. Discipline?
If we take a tennis racquet in our hands it is worth $90. Let us put the tennis racquet in the hands of the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena.) The tennis racquet of discipline has allowed the Williams sisters to dominate female tennis. Venus has made 41.8 million, Serena has made 92.7 million dollars. Their tennis careers have earned almost 200 million dollars all because of self-discipline.
A basketball in my hands is worth $19? A basketball signed by Michael Jordan is worth around $900 to $1,000. In the hands of Michael Jordan is worth about 33 Million dollars. Discipline?
A smooth stone, 5 smooth stones in your pocket may be worth $2.00. Put the smooth stones in a young man’s pocket as he faces the GIANT… He changes the song on the radio station: SAUL HAS SLAIN HIS THOUSANDS, DAVID HAS SLAIN HIS TEN THOUSANDS. A SHEPHERD BOY WAS FOREVER CHANGED BY ONE OF THOSE FIVE STONES… discipline?
Put two minnows and a few biscuits in a small boys hands and you have lunch. Put the same lunch in the hands of Jesus and you feed thousands of men, women, boys and girls. Discipline?
Jesus spit in the mud, rubbed it in a blind man’s eyes and tell him, now go wash? SIGHT RETURNS!
Place three nails in my hands and I can could nail two boards together. PLACE THREE NAILS IN THE HANDS OF THE SON OF GOD AND YOU CAN CHANGE DRUG ADDICTS, Discipline?
CONCLUSION: Come and see the value of teaching correction and self-discipline and see what God could do as we TAKE OUR HANDS and place all our fears, worries, failures, disappointments, hurts, scars, dreams and hopes in the hand of a mighty God…