Monday, February 3
The workbook pages for today are about CULTIVATING HEALTHY SELF-DISCIPLINE…
How many of us lack the discipline necessary to complete a project, lose weight, eat right, exercise, develop a routine, or spend time in prayer? I do! But I am working on it… by working the steps each day in the workbook!
Here are some important things the Bible teaches us about discipline:
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Like a city whose walls are broken through
is a person who lacks self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.