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Daily Disciplines

Discipline is not a word that makes most people excited. It’s a word that feels restrictive by it’s very nature. It conjures up thoughts of rules and punishment and yet we use it in the church a lot. We talk about it often because just like eating your vegetables, spiritual daily disciplines are good for you. You see, spiritual disciplines are the habits, practices, and experiences that are designed to develop, grow, and strengthen certain qualities of your spirit. They are things like Bible reading, journaling, prayer, fasting, scripture memorization and many others. When you practice them, they build the muscles of your character and your faith in God.

In the same way that you may work out your physical body, practicing these disciplines regularly will train your soul. While it’s true that initially it may feel a little unnatural, over time they will become a part of your life and your life will be better for it. So, pick a time of the day where you can start with just 5 minutes where you can read your Bible, and pray. While we call it a discipline it’s really all about showing devotion, and the rewards are life changing.

Today read Mark 1:35 and Luke 10:38-42.