We Place Ourselves Where God Can Bless Us

The Disciplines allow us to place ourselves before God so that he can transform us… The inner righteousness we seek is not something that is poured on our heads. God has ordained the Disciplines of the spiritual life as the means by which we place ourselves where he can bless us. 

In this regard it would be proper to speak of ‘the path of disciplined grace.’ It is ‘grace’ because it is free; it is ‘disciplined’ because there is something for us to do.”

— Richard J. Foster, 1978
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

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How can you place yourself where God can bless you today?

Find an extra quiet moment outside the time you read the Daily Quaker Message to listen for Spirit.

How can spiritual discipline enrich your life?

What areas of spiritual practice would you like to improve on? How can you practice patience with yourself as you move toward your goals incrementally?