Conversation · Discipline

help in taking Spirit steps

The redefining… of do… and breath… the breathing in… and out… brought to mind a great book on spiritual disciplines… one that helps explain the why… what… and how…

by Richard J. Foster
Foster divides the Disciplines into three categories…
Inward Disciplines
Meditation
Prayer
Fasting
Study
Outward Disciplines
Simplicity
Solitude
Submission
Service
Corporate Disciplines
Confession
Worship
Guidance
Celebration
Perhaps you’ve already practiced some… maybe your favorite isn’t found on his list… the main purpose is seeking God… following the leading of the Spirit… cultivating a heart attitude… to truly know Him…
 

We must not be led to believe that the Disciplines are only for spiritual giants and hence beyond our reach, or only for contemplatives who devote all their time to prayer and meditation. Far from it. God intends the Disciplines of the spiritual life to be for ordinary human beings: people who have jobs, who care for children, who wash dishes and mow lawns. In fact, the Disciplines are best exercised in the midst of our relationships with our husband or wife, our brothers and sisters, our friends and neighbors.

— Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline

Carving out time for the doing of God… walking with the Spirit… is something we won’t be able to do later… it’s one of those Today things… only in this world do we have the opportunity to exercise our faith… and take steps with the unseen…

Lord Jesus… Today… help me to carve out time… for You… pursuing You… in the realm of the unseen… taking steps with the Spirit… Increase my desire to know You… grow me to love You… with all my heart… soul… mind… and strength…

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