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As Paul exhorts in 1 Timothy 4, disciplines are the way we “train [ourselves] to be godly.” In a similar way that training is necessary for piano players and or pro golfers, we need to create the necessary habits which will cultivate the Christian life we want to grow into. Spiritual disciplines are not how we try harder, they are how we train ourselves to live our lives in the manner that Jesus lived his. When it comes to growing our spiritual lives, we do not try… we train.

Read Kyle Norman's article on MinistryMatters here