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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

 

Spiritual Discipline?

I just posted a geek alert, it will appear below this post, so don't forget to check that out.

Anyway, on with this post.

I suck at being disciplined.
I have already made my new years resolution for the 2006. I just bought on Amazon "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster.
I know Gareth (from Footscray Salvos) loves this book and recommends it to everyone.
I am going to take it to Beach Mission and work hard on building discipline into my spiritual life.

This also comes to the core of who we are as Salvationists.
If we are soldiers in an Army, then discipline is a key tenet of being a soldier.
If we are in a spiritual army, then spiritual disciplines are a key.
How good are we at spiritual discipline as a movement?

I came across something interesting on the net yesterday.
It is 6 resolutions made by William Booth at the age of 20.
Here they are:

1. That I will rise every morning sufficiently early to wash, dress, and have a few minutes, not less than 5, in private prayer.

2. That I will, as much as possible, avoid all that babbling and idle talk in which I have lately so sinfully indulged.

3. That I will endeavor in my conduct and deportment before the world and my fellow servants especially to conduct myself as a humble, meek and zealous follower of Christ, and by serious conversation and warning endeavour to lead them to think of their immortal souls.

4. That I will read no less than four chapters in God's Word every day.

5. That I will strive to live closer to God, and to seek after holiness of heart and leave providential events with God.

6. That I will read over this every day or at least twice a week.

"God help me, enable me to cultivate a spirit of self-denial and to yeild myself a prisoner of love to the redeemer of the world.

I feel my own weakness, and without God's help I shall not keep these resolutions. The Lord have mercy upon my guilty soul."

Comments:
hey liam. even though I'm not a Soldier in the Army...I'm still kinda a solider in an army. An army of young christian youth fighting to cover the world in a sheet of God!! Hehe. anywho, i'd just like to say that I like those 6 points. And I'd find it very difficult to do all of them. But I might just try a couple, the 2 ish that stuck out to me, so thanks heaps :) and also....dooooo u know how i can put "links" on my blog? and can i have a picture on my profile? thanks obliam :p
luv ur lil sis in law, nomes "charlotte"
 
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