2 edition of Spiritual discipline, thoughts on personal religion found in the catalog.
Spiritual discipline, thoughts on personal religion
C. T. Rae
|Other titles||Contagious Christianity|
|Contributions||Rae, C. T.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||196 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||196|
Notice how devoting yourself to fasting and prayer winds up concentrating your mind on what to eat: Here are some meatless Friday suggestions: Cheese Quesadillas. In the unforgettable words of Napoleon Dynamite’s grandmother, “Just fix your self a dang QuesaDILLA.” Our family is all about the quesadilla on Friday. Cheap. Easy. Kids love them. Spiritual discipline is the process of engaging in specific spiritual practices on a daily basis, training and disciplining ourselves to attain regular spiritual experiences. This direct experience is how knowledge and understanding of Spirit born. This is the path of spiritual discipline.
One wa y to characteriz e th e discipline of liv ing a spirit-filled lif e is as the glue that bin ds one’ s spiritual practices into a more cohesive and organic approach. On its own, it can be. Personal discipline is vital to the Christian life, but it seems that a broad misunderstanding exists among Christians as to how personal discipline and heart affections relate to one we discuss spiritual disciplines, we need to consider the important question of how these disciplines relate to our affections.
Category Archives: Spiritual Discipline. Jul 02 1 Comment. Biblical Interpretation, As long as we read the Bible or a spiritual book simply to acquire knowledge, our reading does not help us in our spiritual life.” so that other thoughts do not make us anxious and in turn, make us rush. "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster is a thought-provoking and challenging book about Christian spiritual disciplines. These disciplines include meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship, guidance, and celebration.
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“The purpose of the Spiritual Disciplines is the total transformation of the person. They aim at replacing old destructive habits of thought with new life-giving habits.
Nowhere is this purpose more clearly seen than in the Discipline of study The mind is renewed by applying it to those things that will transform it.” –Donald S.
1) First, the Bible prescribes both personal and interpersonal spiritual disciplines. There are those spiritual disciplines that we practice alone and those that we practice with other Christians.
So, for example, we are to pray alone. That is a personal spiritual discipline. We are also to pray with the church. A spiritual discipline is a good habit that allows you to remain open to God and develop yourself spiritually. Discipline is one of the hardest things for us to learn. Think of some of our finest athletes.
Most of them have a strong sense of discipline because they have to build up strength, endurance, and skill to be good at a particular : Kelli Mahoney. Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline - Kindle edition by Hedges, Brian G., Whitney, Donald S.
Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting thoughts on personal religion book reading Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline/5(27).
Naturally, the purpose of the spiritual discipline of simplicity is to achieve one’s spiritual purpose. It is predicated on the idea that you have a unique personal ministry to offer, an individual mission to fulfill — that there are things for you to do, that only you can do.
In his book Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster () states that “the purpose of the Disciplines is liberation from fear” (p. Thus, the disciplines outlined for Christian life were created in order to improve our internal, spiritual lives, not to restrict our freedom or individuality.
thoughts on personal religion book more content. The trouble with the term "spirituality," says Buddhist teacher Kadam Morten, is that it doesn't automatically convey the discipline involved in successful spiritual : Kadam Morten.
The Spiritual Discipline of Meditation: A Daily Devotion in the Scriptures - Kindle edition by Doherty, Scott. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Spiritual Discipline of Meditation: A Daily Devotion in the Scriptures/5(13). Dallas Willard, in The Spirit of the Disciplines, and Richard Foster, in Celebration of Discipline, have compiled a list of spiritual disciplines and practices they believe were modeled in the life of Christ.
These disciplines are typically organized into two categories: the disciplines of abstinence (or “letting go”) and the disciplines of activity. The book closes with encouragment in persevering in the disciplines, even in the inevitable times of spiritual dryness. Each of the disciplines is drawn from and examined in the light of Scripture.
The author shows how the Biblical basis for each discipline, explains how it will help the Christian grow in godliness and provides practical 5/5(6).
This book is a decent introduction to some spiritual practices to help Christians grow in godliness, but it feels incomplete. Donald Whitney chose to focus this book on the "personal" disciplines alone, meaning that there are some core disciplines that are glossed over such as fellowship and confession, as well as dimensions of disciplines like prayer that are unnecessarily limited in the /5.
Tonight I read the new book Long Days of Small Things-Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline by Catherine McNiel. Every page. I have a thousand thoughts about the redemption, reclamation, and renaming these thoughtful words bring to my history and dreams as a mother and a woman/5.
A spiritual discipline is something you do, not something you are. Disciplines should not be confused with graces, character qualities, or the fruit of the Spirit. Prayer, for example, is a spiritual discipline, while joy, strictly speaking, is not.
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My mind is filled with thoughts, words, concerns, plans, worries. And with so active a mind, I am hard pressed to meditate on the divine presence of God. I simple cannot seem to find a way to enter the great silence that enables me to hear the whisper of God I so desperately need to. A Book of Discipline may refer to one of the various books issued by a Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, setting out what it means to be a Quaker in that Yearly common name for this book varies from one Yearly Meeting to another and includes Book of Discipline, Faith and Practice, Christian Faith and Practice, Quaker Faith and Practice, Church.
(And as we’ve seen, religion is based on dogma and spirituality is based on personal experience.) Unlike religion, your spiritual path is tailored exclusively to your emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. This means that your spiritual path will shift, change, morph, and evolve alongside you many times throughout your life.
Guidance. Richard Foster says of this discipline: “Guidance is the most radical of the Disciplines because it goes to the heart of this matter of walking with ce means the glorious life of hearing God’s voice and obeying His word.” (13) In exploring John Wesley as a “Spiritual Director,” Wesley Tracy suggests that “spiritual direction, or more accurately, spiritual.
For many years, I have argued that there is an additional spiritual discipline, that of study. When I was writing my doctoral dissertation, the discipline of study was essential.
Four or five evenings per week (I was working full-time at the time), two to three hours had to be dedicated to reading, research, library work, and then writing.What is a spiritual discipline?
Starting next week, I’ll begin a Bible Study on this page that looks at various practices and habits a Christian can use to help them grow in their intimacy with God. I’ll be using Richard Foster’s classic book, Celebration of Discipline, for the structure of the study prompts.
As always, the Bible will act.Catholic spirituality is the spiritual practice of living out a personal act of faith (fides qua creditur) following the acceptance of faith (fides quae creditur). Although all Catholics are expected to pray together at Mass, there are many different forms of spirituality and private prayer which have developed over the centuries.