Spiritual Disciplines, Part 6: What Should We Be Praying About?

The Vital Importance of Personal Discipline Spiritual Disciplines, Part 1: Is Self-Discipline Unspiritual? Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: The Priority of Bible Reading and Meditation Spiritual Disciplines, Part 3: Bible Reading: Some Practical Suggestions Spiritual Disciplines, Part 4: What is Biblical Meditation? Spiritual Disciplines, Part 5: Why Pray? ******** In the most recent post in this … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines, Part 6: What Should We Be Praying About?

Spiritual Disciplines, Part 5: Why Pray?

In This Series The Vital Importance of Personal Discipline Spiritual Disciplines, Part 1: Is Self-Discipline Unspiritual? Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: The Priority of Bible Reading and Meditation Spiritual Disciplines, Part 3: Bible Reading: Some Practical Suggestions Spiritual Disciplines, Part 4: What is Biblical Meditation? ********** In the next two posts, I will focus on the … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines, Part 5: Why Pray?

Spiritual Disciplines, Part 4: What is Biblical Meditation?

So far we've learned that spending time in Scripture must become a priority---a severe discipline---in our lives. We've also considered a few practical ways to make that happen. But we will keep ourselves from much blessing if we halt our discussion at the discipline of reading and don't talk about the discipline of meditation. The moment I mention … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines, Part 4: What is Biblical Meditation?

Spiritual Disciplines, Part 3: Bible Reading: Some Practical Suggestions

So far we've seen that spiritual discipline is essential to our spiritual growth and that discipline is not a burdensome alternative to spiritual spontaneity, but is actually a means to it. We've also seen why Bible reading should be a priority in our lives. In this post, I want to offer you a few ideas to … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines, Part 3: Bible Reading: Some Practical Suggestions

Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: The Priority of Bible Reading and Mediation

In his little book, Make Your Bed: Little Things that Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World, former Navy SEAL and Admiral William H. McRaven offers his readers ten pieces of hard-earned wisdom, each culled from the rigors of life as one of the U. S. military's most elite soldiers. Making one's bed first thing in the … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines, Part 2: The Priority of Bible Reading and Mediation

Spiritual Disciplines, Part 1: Is Self-Discipline “Unspiritual?”

Personal discipline is vital to the Christian life, but it seems that a broad misunderstanding exists among Christians as to how personal discipline and heart affections relate to one another. Before we discuss spiritual disciplines, we need to consider the important question of how these disciplines relate to our affections. All You Need is...Discipline? On … Continue reading Spiritual Disciplines, Part 1: Is Self-Discipline “Unspiritual?”

The Vital Importance of Personal Discipline

Nothing of any significance has ever been accomplished without discipline. That's true in both the physical and spiritual realm. Talented athletes who rely upon their natural athletic prowess and refuse to put in the work to develop their skills rarely find enduring or memorable success. Wealthy sons who take their financial status for granted instead … Continue reading The Vital Importance of Personal Discipline