Let’s talk about balance. It’s very important. If you are not “in” balance, you are “out” of balance, and about to “fall down”. Discernment is not judgmentalism; it is the application of wisdom. We can’t “get right with God” if we refuse to ask what God wants, and then refuse to go where He leads.

A Christian can be a believer and not be a disciple. The disciple is the one who is walking in the victory of the faith in Christ; a follower. A believer may just be hanging on for eternity, and messing up all the time prior to its unfolding in his or her life.

A Christian disciple, therefore, will have discipline. Spiritual disciplines he is pursuing, and that are active in his life! These disciplines yield the fruit of righteousness, and peace.

7 Disciplines:

  1. The Word of God
  2. Bible reading
  3. Bible study
  4. Prayer- fasting, intercession, and worship
  5. Giving
  6. Meditation and confession
  7. Work- ministry, acts of kindness
  8. Rest- retreats, the Sabbath, pilgrimage
  9. Journaling- what do you say to God? What does God say to you?

If you were to do a self-evaluation of these 7 disciplines, how would it look? Are you consciously pursuing each one, even if some more than others? If not, why not? What can you do to change?