“I will be more patient!!!”
No matter how hard we try forcing ourselves to be patient, joyful or kind it never quite works. The Bible calls these behaviors “Fruit of the Spirit” and for good reason because – as we all know – the best way to grow good fruit starts with healthy roots. Spiritual disciplines act as our root system in our walk with Jesus. We need to not merely try harder, but train wisely as followers of Jesus. These disciplines help us do by indirect effort what we cannot do by direct effort alone. In this season at Ecclesia we are exploring six spiritual disciplines through a series of sermons called Rooted.
Take a look at these excerpts from Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun for some practical tips on how to employ spiritual disciplines.
Rooted – part 1 – Fasting
Rooted – part 2 – Meditation
Rooted – part 3 – Serving
Rooted – part 4 – Contemplation
Rooted – part 5 – Prayer
Rooted – part 6 – Celebration
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