Spiritual disciplines are usually the counterpoint to what your flesh desires. If you stress-eat, fasting food might be the trick. Sweet tooth? Give up chocolate. Digital farming on Facebook? Unplug.
Remember, spiritual disciplines don’t magically motivate God to do something new. I fall for this all the time. There’s a big moment coming up, and I think inwardly that if I fast for a while it will make the moment more powerful or God will move in a profound way.
Spiritual disciplines are for us. To be aligned in lifeline of God.
A high percentage of you will prefer the disciplines of meditation, solitude, or retreat. In Western culture, and U.S. culture in particular, life is a fast track. Just ask someone who has lived overseas for a year or more. For those of us caught in that craziness, we need to slow…to abide…to breathe.
So what’s your discipline?