Every Monday I write a thought God has placed in my heart, something I discovered in the word of God, or an experience I’ve had that has taught me a lesson I feel would edify my readers. I recently added a fun twist to the end of my Monday posts; pictures of anything I’ve been up to. I hope this will be as interesting for you to read as it was for me to write.
I remember having a conversation with my husband a few years ago in which I confessed my strong belief that the laws in this country keeps us safe. This declaration may appear rather simple on the surface, but if one should dig deeper into its meaning, it would become evident that the things we think keep us bound are the very things that gives us security and freedom. So it is with spiritual discipline. Richard Foster rightly calls [spiritual] Disciplines as the door to liberation.
I am currently reading Donald S. Whitney’s Spiritual Discipline For The Christian Life (a phenomenal book). In his book Mr. Whitney describes the freedom through spiritual discipline principle by comparing it to the mastery of any secular discipline. “Watching Chet Atkins play the guitar gives the impression that he was born with the instrument attached to his body. He has an intimacy and a freedom with the guitar that makes playing the thing look easy. Anyone who’s ever tried to play realizes that the musical freedom of such a master comes from decades of disciplined practice.” I desire such an intimacy with God, to have mastery in the word of God, yielding my two-edged sword like a mighty warrior. I feel very strongly that if I am to experience true spiritual growth, I must consistently exercise spiritual discipline. The disciplines of Bible reading, fasting, prayer, enthusiastic worship, evangelism, stewardship, sacrifice, simplicity, accountability and meditation. “Godly people are disciplined People”. SDFCL pg. 17
What are your thoughts on spiritual discipline? Share them with us on Apostolic Talk.
Fun twist; here are pictures of what’s left of my weekend baking. I also baked bread but I didn’t include those pictures since I posted some on Soul Winning Friday.