Spiritual Disciplines – some folk cringe at the words, but really they are like any other framework. They help you get to where you want to be more easily and more consistently.
Growing up in the Lord means that you need to spend time with Him (prayer) and learn about Him (reading the Word) and let Him live out His plans through you (fellowship with other believers, relationship with and service to others). Perhaps a goal this year might be reading through the Bible in a year (I signed up for their daily email reading), regularly attending a local gathering of believers or helping at the local youth center on Thursday afternoons. Perhaps you have a heart for generosity, or prayer or service to women in prison. You might want to study these topics and then brainstorm for ways to live them out practically. Examine your life and your heart. What disciplines would you like to build into your life? (Remember SMART – it’s OK to dream big, just do it one step at a time)
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
Be generous! Lori <><