An Alternative to Piety?
The early Church Fathers left us a legacy of holy habits, known as “Spiritual Disciplines.” The engaging habits include: Study; Worship; Prayer; Service; Meditation. The abstaining habits include: Solitude; Silence; Fasting; Simplicity; Chastity/Celibacy.
I understand that it is not easy to be in relationship with Someone you can’t see, but employing these habits can help to develop intimacy with God. And it’s not like I’m asking you to kiss your sister. This secret life with God is amazing! It just takes steady, daily commitment. I tell my Worship Leadership students the same thing I used to tell my Trumpet students: “If you can’t, or don’t want to, pay the price, change your major.”
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