Essay on Personal Statement : The Rubber Meets The Road

2200 Words Oct 17th, 2016 9 Pages
The rubber meets the road when it comes to observing our spiritual disciplines. Do we genuinely believe the truth of the Holy Scriptures? Do we faithfully desire to obey Jesus? Will any of this make a difference? Undoubtedly, some form of these questions arises to our mind when engaging with spiritual disciplines. For me, this has been an area for me to humbly cry as the loving father in Mark 9:24 cries out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Personally, I strive to take II Peter 1:5-7 seriously and quite literally (“make every effort to support your faith […]”). That said, I am just as broken as anyone, succumbing to even the silliest of temptations and distractions. Presently, eight of my primary spiritual disciplines are – beginning with the usual suspects – prayer, the Holy Scriptures, fasting, silence and solitude, stewardship, worship and thanksgiving, learning, and serving. First, with prayer, I practice this daily. Usually, I strive to make this the very first thing I do upon waking, along with reading the Bible. Likewise, I use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) to help guide my prayer time. This tool has proven to be tremendously helpful as I have a wandering mind and struggle with getting distracted – or falling back to sleep. Normally, my prayer time happens before I even get out of bed. This is not because of laziness, but rather to create a healthy habit which reminds me that God is first and foremost in all that I do – “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us…

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