The Short Version: What is a Spiritual Discipline?
Spiritual Disciplines are routines to help you create space in your life for communing with God.
Who practiced Spiritual Disciplines in the Bible? (They are highlighted)
Daniel (Daniel 6:10 -28): It was Daniel’s custom to pray three times a day. He went to the upper room of his house (a place of solitude) and opened the windows that faced toward Jerusalem and prayed.
Martha (Luke 10:41-42): Martha was working diligently but her sister, Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening (silence). Jesus, whom Martha confronted about Mary not helping her, told her to detach from her busyness and listen. Take care of first things first… Him.
The Disciples (Matthew 26:26 -28; John 6:48 -58; Acts 2: 42-46): Jesus gave us a discipline to practice remembering Him and what He did for us. Some call this Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper.
Here are a list of a few spiritual disciplines:
Silence Gratitude Prayer Holy Communion
Solitude Worship Service Accountability Partner
Detachment Bible Study Witnessing Devotional Reading
Sabbath Fasting Fellowship Self-Care
Evangelism Journaling Meditation Compassion
What are the benefits?
Where to begin?
There are several places you can begin, but the first is to pray asking God for guidance in this area.
Second, read your Bible daily.
Third, subscribe to Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast, to practice a spiritual discipline twice a week until it becomes a habit.
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