I think God feels the same about us. He wants us to experience all kinds of wonderful things, but before he can show us anything fun and spectacular He has to be sure that we will be safe and we won't wander off from him. In the same way we discipline our children to know the right and wrong way to act, God disciplines us. It is not fun, but it is necessary. Once God can trust us to listen and obey, He can bless us with many spectacular things.
Help me to learn from the experiences you put before me. Disciple is not fun, but I understand its purpose and I thank you for loving me so much that you yearn to teach me and bless me.