Wednesday, November 30, 2005
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."
luv ur lil sis in law, nomes "charlotte"
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