Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, (Hebrews 6:1)
Yesterday I suggested that we consider the degree of success we are having with the Disciplines. However we all know that often our current status is not quite as important as how we are improving. So, today as we continue to review the information on the Disciplines (www.40daysofdiscipline.com), let’s turn our attention from what level we are at to how much we are improving. Think about how much improvement in practicing each of the Disciplines you have seen in your life over the last year.
For your convenience here is a checklist:
|Level of Improvement|
|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:
How do you evaluate your spiritual growth, and do the Disciplines play a role?