The beginning of the year is a good time to evaluate our spiritual walk and to make some goals for the new year; and with God’s help, they will not be like many new year resolutions that fall by the wayside a couple of months into the year.
This Lord’s day, we will be looking at six spiritual disciplines that we need to commit ourselves to, which will help us to grow in our faith and to keep us steadfast in difficult times. These are by no means novel, and I’m grateful that many of you are currently practicing them. So for you, it will simply be a reminder; while for others, it may be the challenge they need to establish some good spiritual habits at the outset of the year.
To set the stage for the study, and to give a biblical warrant for these disciplines, we will be looking at the following passages: 1 Tim 4:7-8, 2 Peter 3:18, and Philip 3:8-10. Please review them and see what disciplines you come up with in order to help you “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. To further aid you in your consideration, look up: 2 Tim 3:15-17 and 1 Peter 4:10.
May the Lord use these means to help us be like that righteous man described in Ps 92:12-15
“The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, 15 to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.”