Things I need to remind myself of daily — Post 6

The Reason for Discipline

by Evelyn Underhill

Each person’s discipline will be different because what God wants from each of us is different. Some are called to an active and some to a passive life, some to very homely and some to hard and sacrificial careers, some to quiet suffering. Only the broad lines will be alike.

But no discipline will be any use to us unless we keep in mind the reason why we are doing this–for the Glory of God, and not just for the sake of our own self-improvement or other self-regarding purpose. Our object is to be what God wants of us, not what we want. So all that we do must be grounded in worship. First lift up our eyes to the hills, then turn to our own potato field and lightly fork in the manure.

Source: The Fruits of the Spirit

Reposted from Inward/Outward, a devotional blog from Church of the Savior in Washington, DC

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2 responses to “Things I need to remind myself of daily — Post 6

  1. Isabel P Sem

    Our object is to be what God wants us to be not what we want to be. I love that quote and will share it with my fb friends. Love your blogs. They always give me a life during my day. Have a great day and hug those girls lots for me.

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