There is nothing more important in the life of a Christian or in the life of a church . But unfortunately a lot of time spent in prayer is not properly focused.
This is me – I spend an hour or more a day for things I’ve had in my hand and don’t remember where I laid them. There are stories after stories of self-created frustrations I could bore you with.
The key factor in maintaining an addiction is enabling. This enabling allows the addict to experience no consequences for their destructive habits. And a person who is co-dependent also will not function well if they don’t have some way to shelter the addict.
Studying the Bible is not what most men do. But what they don’t realize is what a treasure they have at their fingertips. I’ve heard it said that “everything that’s needed in the Bible is in the Bible”. I’ve also heard it said that the best commentary of the Bible is the Bible.
I believe emotional discipline is as important as physical and spiritual discipline. Just proposing physical and spiritual healing like building a two-legged stool. Not one I would stand on to clean windows.
I find myself not understanding my moods and my laziness. I’ve developed really poor sleep habits. My temper is coming back. I don’t believe I know myself as well as I should. I realize that I can’t fix myself without the Holy Spirit and my own introspection.
The total commitment of men to their Godly roles depends on a single question: “how do I appear to You Jesus?” If our walk with Him depends on the opinions of others, we will fall short as only Jesus is perfect, is God, and knows us perfectly.
Before we put on the full armor of God, we need to put on Christ. Mark Twain said “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” While dress clothes are seldom worn these days, we still notice a man who is well dressed. […]