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Friday, October 28, 2011

Coming out of dormancy!

Months have gone by, thoughts have come and gone. Discipline is something I feel God is calling my life to. Discipline involving so many areas.
First God is calling me to come to a place of daily seeking him. This is something I have struggled with in my life a whole lot. I will do really well for awhile and then I just won't do it just because I don't take the time to do it. Not sure where the pricking of my heart came from this time but I have several friends who are praying for me and holding me accountable to spending time with God. Several verses that were given to me on my quest to become disciplined in my time with God were
Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart. John 7:38 and Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. That has been my prayer for several days now. God I just want to see your truths come so true in my life.
Another area of discipline God has been working on me in is doing my gratitude list. Until this morning, it has been weeks since I have chosen to write in it. I am in a ladies small group at my church and we have been going through the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It has been a challenging book in my life but I haven't actually taken the discipline to write down gratitude. There are so many places in God's Word where it talks about being joyful or giving thanks. This week in my study in Philippians has just shown me a few of those verses. As I continue on this journey with discovering gratitude, I believe I will be rereading this book and I will also be joining the online community they have. Its just one way that I can hold myself accountable.
Discipline is such a hard thing to maintain in my life. Discipline is something that is a choice, and these are two areas in my life where I am making the choice to become disciplined in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, love. Although I already knew these things that Father is calling you to, I think it is always good to write out the things Father is asking of us (holds us more accountable, serves as a good reminder). Also, putting it out there, I believe will be a great blessing for you, and possibly and encouragement and/or example to someone else. Way to speak out on HIS behalf :)