- Disciplined Bible intake gives me a daily dose of the gospel, which is a daily dose of power to live, because it gives me words, promises, realities I can live in, which render despair and fear powerless.
- Disciplined worship lets this mouth and these lungs and this mind to be actively giving thanks, actively responding to good and great things God actively doing. I can’t complain and be grateful at the same time.
I’m learning that there are some good habits that no amount of teaching can convince us to take up; we must first fail so much without them that we have to choose between accepting a lifestyle of failure and trying the darned habit.
- The darned habit for me is discipline: doing what you don’t feel like doing so that the good you want to happen can happen.