Guard your heart

Your heart is filled with many desires. 

Desires yearning and pleading to be fulfilled. 

Desires for food, drink and a hundred other things.

Not all of your desires are good, however. 

Some of them are dark, twisted and evil. 

Which is why you must stay on guard and sift those desires like wheat. 

Not all of the desires of your heart need find fulfillment. 

Many of them must be shattered, broken and defeated. 

Knowing the difference is the key to a happy and joyful life. 

Discipline doesn't care

Discipline doesn’t care if you’re tired. 

It doesn’t care if you were up all night. 

Or if you don’t quite feel up to it. 

Discipline doesn’t care about these things because life and your enemies don’t either. 

It wants you to be ready and equipped for when they come calling, so it pushes you through discomfort. 

Discipline may seem like an insensitive jerk when it tells you to get up early or to do one more rep, but in the end, you’ll find that he’s had your best in mind all along. 

Keeping Truth Before You

“Everything,” Andre Gide said, “that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” 

And better still—it is worth hearing again.

There are messages you need to set before your eyes and ears on a regular basis. 

Cheif among them are the truths of the gospel of grace. 

Preach it to yourself daily, even moment by moment if need be. 

Make it the refrain of your life. 

Reading excellent books is one of the best ways to keep biblical truth before you. 

I’m inviting you to read Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney with me for this reason. 

You can find out more about what we’re doing here if you missed last Sunday’s post. 

I am excited to dive into the Spiritual Disciplines once more and see all the Lord has in store for us these next thirteen weeks. 

We will kick off the series next Sunday, August 20th and I would love for you to jump in with us. 

If you’d like to read along, I found the best price on Amazon. You can order it here if you’re so inclined. 

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