Helping you make progress in your walk with Christ as you meet with Jesus this week, here’s some encouragement.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1–2

Are you growing in your devotion to the Lord Jesus and His Word? Here are some practical ways to get started or dig deeper your spiritual disciplines with the Lord.

Spiritual Disciplines

In the video, I mentioned two lists of spiritual disciplines. Here they are again.

Disciplines of Abstinence 

  • solitude
  • silence
  • fasting
  • frugality
  • chastity
  • secrecy
  • sacrifice

Disciplines of Engagement 

  • study
  • worship
  • celebration
  • service
  • prayer
  • fellowship
  • confession
  • submission


Also, Don Whitney, author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, provides a brief interview overviewing the six aspects of the disciplines. I would encourage you to take 8 minutes and listen to this conversation.

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Finally, I highly recommend chapter 9, “Some Main Disciplines for the Spiritual Life,” from Dallas Willard’s book, The Spirit of the Disciplines. It challenged and clarified some things for me. I hope it does the same for you.
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Thanks for the opportunity to provide these thoughts, resources, and most importantly, truths from God’s Word to help you meet with Jesus each day.

You are loved,

Heath Hatmaker
Pastor of Student Ministry, Rolling Meadows Campus