SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE ASSIGNMENT
A. Spiritual Self-Care is the continued maintenance that a Believer applies to him or herself to “glorify God in the body and spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor 6:20, NKJV). I also think of Jesus’ exhortation in John 14, “Let not your heart be troubled.” “Care” stems from the heart, and the instruction admonishes a personal responsibility to guard, protect, preserve, and maintain oneself spiritually.
B. Three examples of Spiritual Self-Care:
- Meditation (Ps 1:2)
- Obedience (Heb 13:17)
- The discipline of Diet (1 Cor 6:12-20)
C. 7- Personal Spiritual Disciplines:
- Morality (purity)
- Self-control (over speech)
D. 3- Spiritual Disciplines of Dr. King:
- Meditation (study)
E. “Prayer” and “Fasting” are both independent and collective aspects of Spiritual Discipline that can always be an area of further submission unto God. I like to start my day with prayer, but I don’t always end my day with prayer — being more intentional about honoring God before I close my eyes would add to my Spiritual Self-Discipline. This year, I don’t want only to increase the frequency of fasting, but find more efficient ways to fast — what else can I give up during the fast? And in the discipline of “Giving,” being more intentional about asking the Lord how I should give of my Time, Talent, and Treasure — how can I please God rather than make my offerings to Him out of obligation?
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