Our minds consistently underestimate the impact of daily rhythms. Most people want to live healthy lives, but get discouraged when they can’t commit to extended times of exercise.
The flesh resists this daily humiliation, first by a frontal attack, and later by hiding itself under the words of the spirit (i.e. in the name of ‘evangelical liberty’). We claim liberty from all legal compulsion, from self-martyrdom and mortification, and play this off against the proper evangelical use of discipline and asceticism; we thus excuse our self-indulgence and irregularity in prayer, in meditation and in our bodily life. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The danger of confusing [disciplines with legalism] is that we can lose the important spiritual disciplines which are crucial to our growth, sanctification, protection, and intimacy with Christ. — Sarah Walton
“So here’s my question to you: What are you waiting for? I guarantee you the next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot! For the next 30 days.” — Matt Cutts
2 Samuel 15 (Listen – 6:06) and 2 Corinthians 8 (Listen – 3:25)
2 Samuel 16 (Listen – 4:03) and 2 Corinthians 9 (Listen – 2:26)
- Don’t Lose Spiritual Disciplines for Fear of Legalism by Sarah Walton for Unlocking the Bible
- Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines by John Broersma for Authentic Discipleship.
- How to Practice a Gospel-Centered Spirituality by Donald Whitney for The Gospel Coalition.
- Try Something New For 30 Days by Matt Cutts for TED (3:20).