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3 meals a day

"If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us"
William Feather

This quote hit home. If you don't take the time to discipline yourself, and I don't mean punish yourself, but really set your mind to something and do it. For the past week or so that is exactly what I've been learning. If you let yourself go, the world will begin to shape you. Blahh horrible thought. That's why I think it is good to discipline yourself. 
Ever since we moved to my grandmas house, my whole routine got ruined. I used to have a specific time where I would spend time with God, talk to Him and read His word. I used to have so much confidence and so much reassurance of His grace. When we moved and college started, I lost that. I missed that. I missed walking into a room and feeling so full of confidence because God was with me. I lost the ability to discipline myself. I read my bible as an appetizer, I would give so little of my time to God. That is exactly what God has been revealing to me this past week....DISCIPLINE! The only reason is that my God is in great pursuit of me, and He wants me to discipline myself to spend time with Him. That is not a bad thing at all, that encourages me to develop a habit of not going a day with out being fed with the whole meal. See appetizers don't fill you up, the main dish does. 
SO, how did i solve this whole discipline thing? I realized that I was becoming like everyone one else in the world, ignorant of God's truth. Where can you really discover the mysteries of God? In the bible, does it mean spend 15-30 minutes reading? for me personally that wasn't going to cut it...I was thirsty for more. But didn't know how to really get filled. Then my church spoke about this system where you read 10 chapters of the bible a day...each chapter from a different book in the bible, and it only takes an hour or so. I saw the opportunity and I jumped at it. Guess what?! It works, I've been reading for the past 4 days now, and it is absolutely filling and amazing! Before I do anything I have got to get my main dish and be filled. I just have to!! The discipline part is hard, yet rewarding. I don't have a specific schedule to sit down and read and spend time with God. But when I wake up, before I do anything I'll have my appetizer, and then when I am finished with whatever it is that I have to do, (chores/school) I have my main dish, and I sit and marvel at how the bible is so filling. And then my sister and I decided to read a book together called "A woman of faith"  and that is our dessert! Its perfect! So I make sure to have 3 "meals" a day!
What is the outcome? I have confidence, I have security, I have knowledge, I am being filled, I am being pursued by my First Love, He is reassuring that He is here with me, He is giving me life in Him. All in all, discipline pays off. Always. 
Don't let the world discipline you, its only going to mold you in what it wants you to be. Let God mold you! Discipline yourself to have sometime with Him before anything else! 
Be blessed <3


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