All of us look at an Olympic athlete or a trained musician and long to achieve the seeming ease with which they play their “instrument”.  In the Christian life, we often do the same thing when we look at mature saints; wondering how it is they seem to demonstrate Christ so effortlessly in their lives.

What we rarely see however is the hours of disciplined, holistic training and personal sacrifice that goes into the seemingly effortless product.

What is true for the athlete/musician is no less true for the Christian.  Increased freedom/ease in demonstrating Christ does not happen by accident. The Christian life we desire requires intentional, disciplined, whole-body exercise to achieve. 

May 1   Spiritual discipline: Grace-driven Effort

May 8   Discipline Your Eyes: Study of the Word

May 15    Discipline Your Ears: Silence and Solitude

May 22    Discipline Your Mind: Every Thought Captive

May 29    Discipline Your Knees: Prayer

June 5    Discipline Your Hands: Stewardship

June 12   Discipline Your Feet: Repentance

June 19   Discipline Your Mouth: Praise

June 26  Discipline Your Core: Fasting


Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

Habits of Grace by David Mathis