This coming Sunday (September 8, 2013) we are beginning a new series called Spiritual Habits for Ordinary People. During the series, we’ll be taking a look at six “spiritual disciplines” to help grow and mature your faith. Spiritual Disciplines are practices that Christians have used throughout the centuries to go deeper in their walk with God. The include prayer, study, fasting, worship, confession, celebration, and more. They are called Disciplines because we must become disciplined to practice them on a daily basis. They need to become part of our lifestyle.
If the topic of spiritual habits (disciplines) is an unfamiliar one, I would recommend reading Richard Foster’s, “Celebration of Disciplines.” It is a classic book on Inward, Outward, and Communal disciplines that Christians have, and continue, to practice.
I will be posting on the spiritual habits we’ll be covering each week. You can join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Wesley College Chapel beginning September 8th for week one. Our LIFEgroups will be studying the disciplines together beginning the week of September 15th. There is still time to get involved!
Sounds like a great series! I’ve found this to be a much needed (and usually much neglected) area of discipleship. Most people are just left to try really hard at random things and hope something works. But, God has given us a means of transformation that, while mysterious, is not a mere shot in the dark. Sorry for a little shameless self-promotion, but the book I wrote is designed to introduce Christians to the disciplines of discipleship to Jesus. God bless you on this series!
Shameless plugs from friends are always welcomed- not so much from spam-bots! I’ll be linking to your book in future post. I want to offer a book list for those interested. Thanks for reading and the comments Paul!