Selwyn says, in today’s study: ” … Let us remind ourselves of what we have studied over the past few weeks. We have looked at ten of what theologians call the classic disciplines: (1) regular reading of the Scriptures, (2) prayer, (3) worship, (4) seeking solitude, (5) stewardship, (6) sharing the faith, (7) simplicity, (8) fasting, (9) confession and forgiveness, and (10) perseverance. … The central issue to keep in mind as we close is this: development of the soul does not just happen. The soul has to be trained (through the power of the Holy Spirit) to be godly.”
A final point that I would like you to keep in mind is this: Jesus loves you so much – that He is not going to leave you, as He found you. His love desires you to develop your spiritual life – He desires a deeper relationship with you; and He will continue His transforming work in you. You may not have the energy or perseverance to undertake these ten disciplines each day – but He does have the energy and perseverance – and, He will intrude into you life – to motivate and strengthen you. Trust, in His love.