Church Revitalization #8
As a church, do we have a hunger for the spiritual disciplines?
WHAT ARE THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES?
WHY SHOULD I PRACTICE THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES?
WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
The increasing pace of life and the inexorable roll of “progress” in our culture foster neither the growth of the soul nor the improvement of relationships, either with God or with others (including family, fellow believers, and the lost). In our frustrating and futile efforts to keep up the demands of life maintenance, our souls have shriveled. We have more tasks, activities, and deadlines to accomplish than ever; we have more to organize, store, and maintain than ever; and the result is that we’re becoming increasingly efficient at leading meaningless lives. What good is our multitasking, the accomplishment of more and more, and the acquisition of wealth, if we are not—by the means God has given us—becoming more like Jesus, the One we live for and the One who will evaluate our lives?