40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 1 – Preparation


I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

You are at the start of journey that may seem daunting but know that you can do this with God’s help.  What is this journey about?  Well, you will learn more about certain activities called Disciplines that can significantly strengthen your relationship with God.  You will use the next four days to familiarize yourself with the 40 Days of Discipline journey.  A website has been created to provide you with the background information you need (link provided below).  On the website you will find background information, a calendar showing what Disciplines we will consider each day, and important information on the Disciplines that we will focus on.

Our overriding theme for this year is Love – God’s love for us, our love for God and our love for others.  We will use our study of the Disciplines to intensify our focus on Love.

So, let’s get started. First, pray and ask God to be your guide.   After reading today’s blog, visit the 40 Days of Discipline website to read background information.  If you participated last year this should only require minimal time to refresh your memory.   If this is your first year you should be able to get through most of the website by allocating about 15 minutes per day for the next four days. The most important thing for you to read is the information on the Disciplines. You will find this information in a tab called Disciplines.

Each daily blog will have a question for comments (see below).  If you feel led, please share your comments.

Here is the link to the website: www.40daysofdiscipline.com.  Start reading the background information as soon as possible.

Today’s Questions for comments:

Do you find it difficult to stick to a consistent quiet time with God?  Have you utilized any successful strategies to be more disciplined?

2 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 1 – Preparation

  1. Yes I do find it difficult to stick to a consistent quiet time with God. I am not a very organized person. I also happen to like distractions – I enjoy ‘multi tasking.’ Even when I do find quiet time – I am easily distracted. I think it has to be an act of will.

  2. I am able to spend some quiet time with God, when certain conditions are met. I need to hide away sometimes downstairs when everyone is asleep. Also I have to clear my mind of all thoughts about work.

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