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Authorf Donaldf Whitneyf inf hisf bookf ‘Spiritualf Disciplinesf forf thef Christianf Life’f hasf
guidedf hisf readersf throughf af diversef arrayf off disciplines,f includingf worship,f
prayer,f evangelism,f serving,f learning,f scripturef meditation,f andf silencef andf
solitude.f Eachf off thef disciplinesf thatf thef authorf hasf discussedf isf vitalf asf theyf canf
helpf individualsf tof growf inf termsf off godlinessf andf spirituality[1].f Thef mainf
argumentf presentedf byf Whitneyf isf thatf believersf off Jesusf Christf needf tof cultivatef
certainf spiritualf disciplinesf inf themf sof thatf theyf couldf becomef moref likef Christf byf
growingf inf maturityf asf wellf asf character.f If completelyf agreef withf hisf arguments,f
andf If believef thatf individualsf mustf followf certainf practicesf tof becomef closerf tof
Jesus.f Forf instance,f af personf couldf worship,f pray,f learnf orf servef sf thesef
disciplinesf wouldf helpf himf tof bef withf Jesus.f Thesef disciplinesf orf practicesf wouldf
actf asf thef pathwayf thatf wouldf helpf af personf tof adoptf af biblicalf wayf tof growf inf
beingf moref likef Christ.f Thef spiritualf disciplinesf thatf Whitneyf hasf referredf tof couldf
motivatef Christiansf tof rightlyf feelf encouragedf andf performf spiritualf andf biblicalf
disciplines.f Thef versef 1f Timothyf 4:7f states,f ‘Disciplinef yourselff forf thef purposef off
godliness.’[2]f Thef authorf hasf presentedf af listf off practicesf thatf individualsf couldf
partakef inf tof bef onef withf Jesus.f
Thef threef spiritualf disciplinesf thatf If needf tof strengthenf aref serving,f stewardshipf
off timef andf money,f andf learning.f Inf hecticf times,f itf isf veryf easyf tof focusf onf one’sf
self-interestf insteadf off focusingf onf thef needsf off others.f If intendf tof strengthenf myf
spiritualf disciplinef relatingf tof servingf othersf sof thatf If couldf bef off helpf andf
assistancef tof fellowf Christians.f Anotherf importantf spiritualf disciplinef thatf If wantf
tof strengthenf relatesf tof stewardshipf off timef andf money.f Itf isf veryf easyf forf peoplef
tof ignoref thef valuef off timef andf money.f If dof notf wantf tof bef onef off thef individualsf
whof dof notf valuef hisf moneyf andf time.f Onf thef contrary,f If wantf tof bef someonef
whof isf capablef off managingf andf valuingf thef timef andf moneyf thatf Godf hasf givenf
me.f Itf isf quitef easyf tof getf carriedf awayf inf lifef andf takef everythingf forf granted.f If
intendf tof strengthenf myf stewardshipf off timef andf money.f Thef finalf spiritualf
disciplinef thatf If wishf tof strengthenf revolvesf aroundf learning.f If wantf tof constantlyf
growf andf learnf asf anf individual.f Onlyf byf constantlyf learningf If canf makef thef mostf
off thef opportunitiesf inf lifef andf servef Christianity.
If planf tof implementf thef threef spiritualf disciplinesf byf adoptingf diversef approaches.f
If planf tof strengthenf myf abilityf tof servef byf takingf partf inf voluntaryf activitiesf inf thef
communityf setting.f If planf tof enhancef myf spiritualf disciplinef relatingf tof
stewardshipf off timef andf moneyf byf maintainingf af schedulef tof managef myf timef
andf otherf resourcesf efficiently.f Ultimately,f If planf tof implementf thef ‘learning’f
spiritualf disciplinef byf interactingf withf diversef membersf off thef communityf churchf
onf af regularf basis.f Byf implementingf thesef spiritualf disciplinesf inf myf life,f If couldf
becomef closerf tof Jesusf Christ.
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[1]f Whitney,f Donald,f andf Ritaf Platt.f "Spiritualf Disciplinesf Forf Thef Christianf Life".f
Goodreads.Com,f Lastf modifiedf 2021.f
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/213368.Spiritual_Disciplines_for_the_Chris
tian_Life.
[2]f "Biblef Gatewayf Passage:f 1f Timothyf 4:7-8f -f Newf Americanf Standardf Bible",f
Biblef Gateway,f Lastf modifiedf 2021,f
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Timothy%204%3A7-
8&version=NASB.
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Bibliography
"Biblef Gatewayf Passage:f 1f Timothyf 4:7-8f -f Newf Americanf Standardf Bible",f Biblef
Gateway,f Lastf modifiedf 2021,f
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Timothy%204%3A7-
8&version=NASB.
Whitney,f Donald,f andf Ritaf Platt.f "Spiritualf Disciplinesf Forf Thef Christianf Life".f
Goodreads.Com,f Lastf modifiedf 2021.f
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/213368.Spiritual_Disciplines_for_the_Chris
tian_Life.
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