Celebration of Discipline By: Richard J. Foster
This book challenges you to see that living for God is a powerful interactive experience. It is relationship that grows richer and develops deeper over time and experience.
Richard encourages the reader to live a deeper and simpler life as not only an expression of love, but as a way of learning more about God and His will.
I enjoyed the in-depth Biblical reasons that Richard covers in this book for meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude, service, submission, confession and guidance.
These are usually subjects that are endorsed by the occult and yoga mind-sets. These ideas are not taboo in God’s eyes. God only desires that we do all the above with a mind that is only open to receiving His guidance and leading, not any entity—even (and especially) our “self”.
God has a plan for each of us in the scope of humanity, and as the ripples of our choices affect all that surround us, we must discipline ourselves to forget superficiality. It is the main blockage between God and man. That superficiality is what the Bible refers to as “the flesh”.
When we die to our own personal desires, we open our lives up to experiencing the depth and purpose of God’s passions for our existence. Finding this can only happen when you take the time to ask and seek to hear God’s voice. Richard Foster gives the tools for hearing God’s voice a bit more clearly.
“I pray you find the time and discipline to read this book.” – Julia Shalom Jordan