Spiritual disciplines are practices that you can incorporate into your daily life that will help you grow in your faith. The hope of this study is to learn about and try each discipline each day as we talk about it. Over the past week we have been covering what it means for your to meditate, pray and we started to talk about fasting. Here are 3 lessons learned from the past week.
Meditating on God’s Word Helps You
When you memorizing anything, it stays with you as long as you keep it fresh in your memory. It can be a fun memory or something to help you in school. The same applies with knowing God’s word and meditating on it. As you meditate on it, it helps you in times of need and in times when you need encouragement or wisdom. Anna Mari talks about it in this devotional.
Different Aspects of Prayer
There are many different aspects to pray to God. This week, as we looked at praying as a spiritual discipline, Sean talked about how you can give thanks to God during prayer. Thank God for the blessings He has given you. Tom also shared about how, if you don’t know what to pray for, you can use the example Jesus gave his disciples.
The Heart of Fasting
When you fast, it is not a competition about how long you can fast or who is doing this fast or that fast. It is about drawing close to God. What should you give up and what should you do during your fast? Tom Hamberger shares some insights. In addition, there are plenty of resources of what it means to fast and how to fast here.
Learning about and trying these different spiritual disciplines can help you grow in your faith. To be part of this group, text the word “Faith” to 703-454-5990. In addition to this, to be part of other Bible Study encouragement groups where you can pick out other Bible Studies to do throughout the year, go to this page.