For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:8)
There are a few people who appear to be disciplined in all areas of their lives. However, the more prevalent situation is that there are certain areas of our lives where we exercise a lot of discipline and certain areas of our lives where we don’t. As you continue to review the information on the Disciplines (www.40daysofdiscipline.com), think about why your degree of success might vary from Discipline to another Discipline.
For your convenience here is a checklist:
|Level of Discipline|
|Discipline||What success looks like||High||Medium||Low|
|Bible Study||A habit of regular Bible study.|
|Prayer||A habit of praying in all circumstances.|
|Worship||A lifestyle of submission to God.|
|Fellowship||Commitment not to “go it alone” but rather to grow with other believers.|
|Fasting||Periodically sacrificing our natural desires for a deeper relationship with Jesus.|
|Creation||An attitude of enjoying God’s creation.|
|Stewardship||Daily choosing to submit to God’s agenda since he owns everything.|
|Spiritual Warfare||Recognizing and resisting temptations.|
|Service||Daily choosing to go where Jesus would go and do what Jesus would do.|
|Sabbath||Commitment to setting apart a day for rest.|
|Counsel||A humble spirit which leads to seeking and receiving wise advice.|
Please consider today’s questions and share your thoughts if you feel led to do so.
Today’s Question for comments:
Why do you think God didn’t just automatically transform all believers into disciplined individuals?