Grow Near to God
To many, “discipline” is a bad word. It means cold, sterile religiosity. It means self-justification and legalism. Sometimes, it just means plain boredom.
It is true that discipline can easily turn into those things. Yet at the same time, discipline, training and self-control are all biblical words (1 Corinthians 9:25-27, 1 Timothy 4:7-8). Spiritual disciplines are those intentional and regular practices, described in Scripture, which God uses to conform our hearts and minds to him (Romans 8:29). If we can pursue these disciplines with the right motivations and with an awareness of possible pitfalls, they actually lead to an energizing freedom that results in a joyful and refreshing nearness to God.
Every month in 2015, we will post resources for a specific spiritual discipline. Check below for information and resources for this month's spiritual discipline.
Blog Post: Embracing Spiritual Disciplines