Monday, May 18, 2009

More Discipline

"Spiritual Disciplines" is often a title given to practices such as prayer, Bible reading, silence, fasting, and the like.

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, practiced these Spiritual Disciplines on a regular basis. He called them "means of grace" and "acts of piety." As the name of the movement implies, Wesley was often very methodical in his lifestyle. He had a very structure life, with a very particular schedule.

Obviously, the spiritual disciplines are beneficial to our relationships with Christ. But what place does personal discipline have in the rest of our lives?

Should we limit how much we play video games or watch tv? Is it important for us to do things just because they can be done? (like chores, yard work, etc.?)

Is their spiritual merit in being a disciplined person or does it just make us well-rounded?

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