40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 2 – Preparation


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)


Thank you for using these first few days to familiarize or re-familiarize yourself with the Disciplines!

While you continue the orientation process, some introspection will also be helpful.  If you are a Christian, reflect on your spiritual growth over the last five years (if you are a recent Christian, go back as far as you can) and complete a short anonymous survey by clicking on the link below:



Today’s Question for comments:

What predominant thought(s) did the survey evoke?


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

  1. It helped me understand how I live my Christian life. What specific area in my relationship with Christ needs growth or progress, like for example if I am serving wholeheartedly or just doing it out of duty/obligation. It made me realized too how happy and content I am with my journey in life as a child of God. The survey was a good way of seeing how important it is for me to serve, love , worship and glorify God. I really find the survey very helpful for my growth as a Christian.

  2. The thoughts the survey evoked are:
    That I need to list the disciplines and put that list in a conspicuous place ……. that I consistently review them every day, to ensure that I purposefully & prayerfully address each discipline as an integral part of daily life, for continuing growth in all areas.

  3. A most helpful survey that made me reflect on my progress as well as the many areas where there is room for improvement.

  4. I could not remember what some of the disciplines mean’t but I did not want to re-read the definitions. I read them last time (a year ago!), I shouldn’t have to read it again. These are simple words with straightforward definitions right. Wrong.

    On completing the survey I did go back and read the definitions and realised I answered some of the survey questions incorrectly because my understanding of some of the disciplines were wrong. OK that took some wind out of my sails.

    I think I am (really) awesome at some of the disciplines and (really) weak in others. But the ones I am awesome at are much more IMPORTANT than the ones I am weak at. A quick mental scan of notions of my awesomeness in spiritual things and snippets of scripture suggests I am right. This leaves me feeling satisfied. Fasting, particularly food fasting. Is this still a thing?

  5. A little of each comment is how I feel especially gsharpe’s.

  6. That survey made me examine aspects of my Christian walk which i didnt pay much attention to, or even knew was important to my spiritual growth.

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