I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
You are at the start of a journey that will require you to put aside approximately 15 minutes every day for 40 days (no activities on Sundays). This may sound daunting at first but know that you can do this with God’s help. What is this journey about? Well, you will learn more about Disciplines that can significantly strengthen your relationship with God. You will use the next four days to familiarize yourself with the eleven Disciplines to be discussed during the program.
This blog is a subset of a website that has been created to provide you with all the background information you need. Using the menu on this website you can access background information, a calendar showing what activities we will consider each day, and important information on the Disciplines.
Each year we use a different theme. This year our theme is “Overcoming Challenges”. We are going to consider the challenges we usually experience when we attempt to habitually practise the Disciplines, and discuss how we can overcome these challenges.
So, let’s get started. First, pray and ask God to be your guide. Next, spend some time familiarizing yourself with the Disciplines. On the menu bar for this website there is a tab called “Disciplines”. Click on the tab and you will find a link to a document which explains all 11 Disciplines we consider for this program. You have the next four days to get caught up, so you don’t have to review all the pages in one day. You should be able to get through the summary of the Disciplines today though. For those of you who have done this program before, it shouldn’t take you much time at all to reacquaint yourself with the Disciplines.
Today’s Question for comments:
What similarities do you see between pursuing Spiritual Disciplines and pursuing regular physical exercise?