Spiritual disciplines ๐Ÿ’ช

April 23, 2020

Spiritual disciplines are invitations for the Spirit of God to enter an arena where together we will battle against the flesh. The spiritual disciplines Iโ€™ll be engaging this month are prayer and asceticism.

Prayer

This will build up a habit of daily prayer.

  • Iโ€™m committed to praying ๐Ÿ™ every day once in the morning and once in the evening.

Asceticism

Asceticism is defined as acts of self-denial. Detaching from the things of the world.

Help us turn from the things of this world (the desire of the flesh) to God (the desire of the Spirit)

  • cold showers ๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿ›€โ˜”๏ธโ„๏ธ (max 30 seconds)
  • Practice regular, intense exercise ๐Ÿƒ
  • Get a full nightโ€™s sleep (min 7 hours) ๐Ÿ˜ด
  • no desserts & sweets ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿง
  • Abstain from television, movies, or televised sports.
  • Abstain from video games.
  • no major material purchases ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ต
  • Only use the computer for work, school, or essential tasks (e.g., paying bills).
  • Only use mobile devices for essential communications; cut out non-essential texting, app, and internet use.

Ryan Efendy Deeply flawed human, deeply loved by Jesus. Software Engineer at Microsoft. Basketball and coffee lover. Love God, love neighbor, yo โ€” that's my motto.

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