How can we develop our spiritual lives? Bill Arnold  shares from his own experience:

“When I came to Christ, my spiritual mentor trained me to start giving thanks for the things that are not subject to change. Christ died on the cross – Christ rose from the dead. My name is written in the book of life. I can develop a muscle of giving thanks for things that aren’t subject to change.”

What happens when we get distracted in the midst of our disciplines?

“Get reset, and get refocused; we can be assured of His glad welcome.”

There are a number of disciplines that a Christian can use to mature and grow closer to God:

  • Prayer
  • Solitude
  • Spending time in the Word
  • Silence
  • Healthy eating
  • Stretching
  • Physical activity

The power of a discipline is its ability to bring us closer to God while shoring up our lives against attacks of the enemy. Part of spending quiet time with God is training yourself to hear His voice in the noise and activity of the day, so you can recognize His leading while ignoring the voice of your accuser. When we practice these in community with others, we can ensure a strong walk of faith and a close-knit body of Christ.

When we share these disciplines and what we’re learning with others, our own faith is strengthened and clarified.

“Get it out of your head, and into the lives of others.”

Listen to a conversation about honing your spiritual disciplines

Highlight : Why practice disciplines?

Spiritual disciplines: Why and how

Leave a comment