Disciplines — you have had many of these, some to your awareness some not. You have experienced these in the classroom, sporting events, the home, and the work place.

Spiritual Disciplines — you’ve had many of these, some to your awareness, some not. Worship, study, and prayer.

You have enjoyed the benefit of any of these that you have “put into practice”. You don’t have to understand all the benefits ahead of time, nor go through the painful trials of not having them in place to appreciate and practice them. Now, these come by your own choosing in a very real sense. Faith must be “your own” (that’s how you like, huh?)

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NASB)

Jay Don Poindexter