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30 Spiritual Disciplines to stay strong in Christian Life
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The Essence of Faith
So how do you capture the essence of faith and stay strong in the face of adversity?
Following our convictions is not an easy task. Growing in our faith and towards spiritual maturity, we rely on ourselves to accomplish our goals. Listening to wise counsel should be common. Finding strength in divine disciplines produces success in life.
To be actually living and growing in the spirit, one must adhere to the Bible’s teachings.
Along the way, we sometimes forget what is really important. Setting our sights on what we see, we become distracted by worldly visions. It’s easy to do, the world is all around us, and we are living here today.
Living by the following principles, here’s a collection of 30 spiritual disciplines to direct your path that will change your life. Practice with patience and given the right attitude, these will lead you down the path of spiritual maturity.
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30 Spiritual Displines
- Review your motives
- Remove all pride
- Practice discernment
- Study the word, daily
- Pray often
- Seek wisdom and truth
- Speak the truth in love, always.
- Open your heart to wise counsel
- Practice forgiveness
- Let go of the past. Don’t bring up past mistakes. Let it be, long ago and well forgotten.
- Encourage and be encouraged
- Sow in solid ground.
- Plant a seed and watch it grow, become a mentor
- Keep your mind set on things above
- Become an effective witness
- Mediate on restlessness
- Find a mentor
- Listen to wisdom of the elderly
- Show respect and kindness
- Give back and pay it forward
- Speak your mind with shear conviction
- Let the words you speak lift up another and not tear them down
- Follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit
- Be an honorable person
- Be a good friend
- Be a great family member
- Be a respectable individual
- Be an authentic soul
- Leave a legacy
Not everyone may have the gift of speaking or the nature of mission work, however each person is gifted.
The Bible teaches us that all believers are equipped with Spiritual Gifts.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” - Galatians 5:22-25
We all fall short and we will never be good enough, but God has changed that for us. The Holy Spirit lives within every believer of Christ, and that power is within. Tapping into this power opens your faith and grows your wisdom.
What causes God distress, when a genuine believer is no longer effective? When that person gives up.
“The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” - Mark 8:11-12