Ad Gloriam Dei

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corintians 10:31

"Let us pursue the things which make for peace and those by which one may edify another"- Romans 14:19

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Some Thoughts on Devotions

Nothing earth-shattering here, but it has often struck me how prayer is emphasised as the main part of the 'regularised' private devotions of the saints in Scripture. This is not to say that Bible reading isn't vitally important, but what is emphasised with the Bible is meditating on it throughout the day. (Obviously one needs to read something to meditate on! Do we meditate throughout the day?)

I think maybe one reason that prayer is emphasised so much is that we find it easier to read and study Scripture than pray.

I often think (to use hyperbole) that we need to focus on 3 things in our devotions: discipline, discipline and prayer. Discipline is the foundation of our devotions; without it, nothing gets done.

As I said, nothing earth-shattering, but often it is the basics of the faith that we need to be reminded of again and again and again...



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