Thought and Prayer for Friday, January 26, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018 PRACTICE DISCIPLINE
Flat tires. Lost keys. Traffic issues. These are just a few of the things in life that throw us a curve ball. These things delay us a bit and could possibly get us frustrated enough to ruin our day. And these are really little things. There are problems much bigger like divorce, bankruptcy, and cancer. Life is full of turns we hadn’t planned on at all. Rather than seeing them as burdens, let’s choose to see them as opportunities for drawing closer to God and seeking the message He wants us to hear and to share with others. We can practice discipline in our lives by leaning on God to endure in faith and grow in spirit.
James 1:2-3 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” (NLT)
1. Write out what you do to remain disciplined doing God’s will.
2. List the routines you have that you know are part of His plan for you.
3. Know God wants you to have a right relationship with Him.
4. Decide to turn to God in all things and practice discipline.
Dear Lord, You are so wonderful. You are so good and amazing beyond our comprehension. Yet we don’t always turn to You as we should every day. We don’t always turn to You when we are burdened by life. We don’t always turn to You when we need to make decisions. We are coming to You today, Lord, to seek Your help to be better disciplined in our lives. We want to know You more and pray You will guide us to seek out Your word and Your will today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God wants us to know practicing discipline by reading His word will help us when hard times come.
If we want a better spiritual life, we need to practice discipline according to God’s way and not the meaningless ways of the world.
We can practice discipline in life when hard times come by choosing to lean on God to endure in faith and hope in Him.
A disciplined prayer life will help us immediately turn to God when tough situations come up in life.
We are to practice discipline in our daily lives not for personal gain but for heavenly rewards.
1 Corinthians 9:25 “All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.” (NLT)
There is no way we can be spiritual without God in our lives. Godly training will bring spiritual peace from Him.