I play this game at night - maybe you do too. I say I am going to get out of bed the first time I feel awake. Not when I turn over to see the clock at 1:34, but really awake enough to put my feet on the floor.
Then it happens, like it did this morning at 4:41, and I'm all "WHOA too early!"
Have you been there?
If you have been tracking with me, you know I am walking through Father Thomas Hopko's 50 Maxims For Christian Living. Sauntering might be more appropriate.
The third maxim is: Have a keepable rule of prayer done by discipline.
Simple enough, isn't it?
Except for the discipline part. I struggle with discipline. Always have. Don't like it.
That lack of discipline is insidious...and slowly, steadily destructive.
I start out the day with excellent intentions, but other stuff jumps in the way.
Does that happen to you?
Today becomes tomorrow, next week, next year...and I haven't lost the weight, written the book, sold the junk, blah blah blah.
I know I have missed opportunities because of this lack of discipline. Maybe you have as well?
Have a keepable rule of prayer done by discipline.
Okay, Father Hopko, I will take that challenge.
October - 31 Days of Writing...31 Days of Disciplined Prayer.
I am believing that other disciplines will fall in place as a result.
Join me on this journey, won't you?
We will talk tomorrow!