For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value both for this life and the life to come. -1 Tim. 4:8
I left this comment on moneysavingmom.com and I thought I'd post it here, as well.
I am reading a book with some college girls called Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian. It has been a real blessing to me. Last week the chapter was on habits. The author says that our habits really show what our priorities are. We like to think that things that sound good are our priorities, but our habits really show what takes precedence in our lives. I want being a woman of God’s word and an excellent wife and mother to be my priorities, but my habits don’t show that I’m working towards those goals. So this week, I implemented a new discipline…No Bible, No Blogs (meaning that if I haven’t read the Bible I can’t read any blogs). This has helped me so far. Also, if my kitchen isn’t clean, I don’t function well or get other cleaning done because I just can’t seem to get a move on. So the same rule applies for cleaning the kithchen. I like to say, "No clean kitchen, No Pinterest" (kinda works lol), but the point is not to get on the computer until I have a clean kitchen. I hope to build these disciplines in my life. Thanks for this series. As for a goal to complete in the next 24 hours it will be to organize our master closet. This has been on my to do list for far too long.
I just implemented these rules on Monday, but already I see some changes. I found a great Bible reading plan and have started it. And today, I got the kitchen clean which helped me to move on to other chores. I'm sure that putting these disciplines in my life will continue to benefit me.
How about you? What habits do you need to put in your life to lead a more disciplined life?