There is an important reason why we chose the word “treasure” in our ministry name. As children grow up, and as Christians become mature, our desire is to see a transition from being disciplined by the commands of Jesus to delighting in the relationship with Jesus.
The stage of discipline is often a difficult but necessary stage in order to move on to the delight stage. During the discipline stage, a person is challenged to stay on track toward obedience. Eventually, with maturity comes a sense of delight in the relationship that has developed as a result of obedience. Although some discipline will always be required, the more mature we become in our relationship with Jesus, the more we treasure that relationship and even the discipline that comes with it.
This is our desire and our prayer for all families and individuals.