Why are Spiritual Daily Disciplines so important in a Christian’s Life?
Spiritual Daily Disciplines, such as Bible Reading, quality time spent in Prayer, Worship, Devotionals, Fasting, etc. are all opportunities where we encounter and interact with Our Creator and Savior. When we are ‘still’ and silent, we are in a better position to hear directly from God concerning His Will & Purpose for our life. As a Christian, this is a very important aspect of life and should be a priority!
Let me repeat…
Spiritual Daily Disciplines are opportunities where we encounter and interact with Our Creator and Savior. When we are ‘still‘ and silent, we are in a better position to hear directly from God concerning His Will & Purpose for our life. As a Christian, this is a very important aspect of life and should be a priority!
Another reason why establishing Daily Disciplines is so important is because our enemy never sleeps! He is highly-skilled and experienced in his own daily disciplines, all of which involve our demise and destruction.
The spiritual forces of darkness are always on the clock, committed to their cause of making our lives miserable. So grab that breastplate of righteousness, that glorious shield of faith, that all-powerful sword of the Spirit, and that mighty helmet of salvation, all the while standing there with your feet fitted with the gospel of peace. And stand your ground.
—Cindy, Mastering Strongholds Through Spiritual Warfare
Why are Spiritual Daily Disciplines so difficult to develop?
Spiritual Daily Disciplines are difficult to develop without consistency! Some of the greatest people I know have great difficulty committing to Daily Disciplines. That’s not to say they don’t try like hell, but their attempts are inevitably short-lived due to being bombarded with busyness. The most common reason I hear is, there just isn’t enough time in my busy schedule to fit in anything else.
With so many areas competing for our time, it’s difficult to prioritize and fit everything into a 24 hour time period…
- Children’s Sports & Activities
- Small Group
Spiritual Daily Disciplines somehow end up getting pushed aside and before you know it, are no longer happening.
We reason with ourselves in our best attempt to justify our lack of, but honestly, there really is no justifiable excuse to not practice Spiritual Daily Disciplines!
How to put Spiritual Daily Disciplines into practice?
Daily Disciplines will look different for everyone and regardless of what you see, hear or read, there is no right or wrong way to do it.
1 minute, 5 minutes, 1 hour…
with a book, without a book…
with music, without music…
Personal preferences is what will ultimately determine all of the details.
The Main Key is Consistency!!!
When the trials and tribulations come, and they will come, that is when one will recognize the importance of being equipped for the battle.
You become equipped through Continuous, Consistent Daily Disciplines!
Here is a Resource I created and use to help establish my personal Daily Disciplines