I know it sounds basic because it is. Physical health is improved with the combination of a nutritious diet and exercise. The same is true for your spiritual health. We saw yesterday from 1 Timothy 4:6-10 that a solid diet of sound doctrine from the Word mixed with regular exercising of discernment between good and evil produces maturity. Here is a 30 Day Training Program to building strong muscles:
Take in a regular dose of the Word (cardio)
Set a regular course of Bible intake. When evaluating a decision ask these three questions:
- What does the Word say?
- Not just imperatives, but indicatives.
- What does wisdom say?
- It might be permissible, but not beneficial
- What does my conscience say?
- Am I training myself to respond when my conscience says no?
Work one specific muscle group at a time
Pick one area you want to grow in your discernment and set one realistic goal of application for yourself.
What is God calling you to do? What is He calling your forsake?
Why? (What Scriptures come to mind)
What does success look like to do it/forsake it?
What do you need in order to be successful?
When are you going to start?
Whose going to encourage you in the goal and help you be accountable?