Friday, October 22, 2010

A Really Good Reminder about Spiritual Disciplines

David Wayne (the JollyBlogger) writes a really good piece about spiritual disciplines. His take, in short, is that those of us who struggle with being disciplined in things like private prayer and Bible study might struggle because we've made first a law, and then an idol, out of the disciplines themselves. If we put the disciplines into their proper perspective, as "means of grace," as David (following older writers) terms them; if we focus on the God who loves us, and not our own performance or diligence, we will find that the disciplines are a joy and not a burden.

Good stuff. Check it out.