'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
9/13/2019 0 Comments
My friends, thank you for returning this afternoon for our final post in this series. Amen. Amen.
The Natural Man
The disciplines can help clear the path and bring us back into line-of-sight with the Savior.
For examples of how 'real change happens', we find that the Disciplined Christian can know God’s ways though study. That is, he or she spends time soaking in Scripture, becoming intimately familiar with its message, learning the history of God’s church, and gaining understanding of the practical implications of theology.
Further, the Disciplined Christian is reminded of the source of all blessing and sustenance through fasting.
Abstaining from food, time commitments and distractions, from anything that takes focus from Jesus brings clarity, focus, and humility.
Even more. For you see, the disciplined Christian can slow down through simplicity.
Seeking the kingdom of God first ultimately causes the believer to cast aside anything that is not holy. The pursuit of wealth and power are the antithesis of the kingdom that Jesus models.
The Disciplined Christian can hear God’s voice more clearly through solitude.
Alone time with God helps provide room for silence, waiting on God, and hearing the sometimes still, small voice of his Spirit.
The Disciplined Christian is grieved by sin through confession.
Personal and corporate confession provide a way to confront, admit, be convicted of, and deal with sin in the context of a supportive community and ministers of grace.
The Disciplined Christian puts God in the highest place through worship.
The believer joins with others in praise and thanksgiving, placing Jesus in the supreme place of honor in his or her life.
In conclusion, therefore.
These 12 spiritual disciplines help to combat the sinful nature and our naturalistic world view. They can bring the believer into a mental, emotional, and spiritual state of higher awareness of God, his nature, and his kingdom. These tools are one way for individuals and communities to begin to bring their focus back to the Holy One and seek his will.
As we truly look at 'the times in which we are living', without blindness, I really do not know of anything of more importance than being more focused on 'our true, un-defiled, walk with the Living God'.
My friends, my prayer for all who enters these 'rooms' of 'my home', 'my life' with Jesus, is that this is your 'like precious faith', in the most blessed Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Our Savior, Amen. Amen.
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