If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine! – Elisabeth Elliot
“I don’t run without a goal. And I don’t box by beating my fists in the air. I keep my body under control (discipline) and make it my slave, so I won’t lose out (become disqualified) after telling the good news to others.”
Hey friends, today I just wanted to encourage you on this “get inneractive” journey. I want more than anything that each of us would find freedom. Freedom to love ourselves unconditionally, freedom from regrets, freedom from past hurts, freedom from comparison and performance, freedom from the crutch of but you don’t know where I come from; freedom to live in the truth that God’s love is something that He is, and because he is infinite that love can enfold the whole created world in itself and have room for ten thousand times ten thousand world beside (A.W. Tozer).
How do we live in that kind of freedom?
Discipline. It’s not that any of us lacks discipline. Trust me I hear that every time some asks me for advice ‘but I’m just not disciplined enough to stick with it’… Actually you are. We all are.
See discipline is what keeps us focused to do the thing we are determined to get done.
Discipline decides for us whether we should stay or go.
Discipline speaks the voice of our heart’s deepest desires and fears.
Discipline extends are arms to reach for the thing that we believe is worth having.
Discipline moves our feet in the direction that desire has decided is the best option.
Discipline had a conversation with our mind and our heart and our body simply went with the plan.
See, we are all disciplined to sit it out or move.
Life’s greatest rewards seldom fall in our laps; to the contrary, our greatest accomplishments usually require lots of work, which is perfectly fine with God. After all, He knows that we’re up to the task, and He has big plans for us; may we as disciplined believers, always be worthy of those plans. // Faith & Fitness: A guidebook for every aspect of your life.
Discipline 101: How to unlock your blessings
I’ve put together your ‘personal training plan’ to set/establish/accomplish/reach your goals; no matter what they are: spirit, soul, body, finances or relationships. Ready to get inneractive? Ok, MOVE!
- Count Your Blessings – Start where you are, with what you have. Recognize the basic things that many people take for granted, almost in a sense of entitlement. God cannot/will not compete with the noises in our lives. God loves you, He always has and He always will; but maybe you haven’t heard Him. Maybe in all of your getting, you forgot to get the peace and assurance that you are enough. Count your blessings.
- Unlock Your Prayers – (battle plan) Hebrews 11:6
- Discipline Yourself – 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
The goal of any discipline is to result in greater freedom -anonymous
- Practice Moderation – 2 Peter 1:5-7
- Speak life – Proverbs 18:21
- ASK – Matthew 7:7-8
Some people assume God does not like to be troubled with our constant asking. But the way to trouble God is not to come at all. – D.L. Moody
- Develop Strength – 1 Chronicles 28:20 NCV
- Endure with Perseverance- Ecclesiates 7:8 NLT
- Seek Wisdom – Romans 12:1-2 NIV
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Prayer (from Battleplan for Prayer)
Lord, take al of me- my hands, my eyes, my feet, my voice. Use all of these gifts You’ve given me so they return to You as clear expressions of my worship, love, devotion, and submission. I so easily lose sight of You, going through the motions of religion. Lord, turn even my posture of prayer into a means of steadying my wandering mind and opening my ears to Your voice.
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