A few years ago, a young lady started attending our church. She quickly immersed herself in the church, faithfully attending Sunday school, Bible study, and the monthly women's class. She also started fellowshipping with mature Christians and helping out wherever she could. A few years later, this same lady was ordained as a missionary. Others who'd been attending the church longer wondered why and how she was ordained before them. She was ordained before them, not because she was better than them, but because she was faithful in spiritual disciplines.
Our ability to persevere in spiritual disciplines is directly linked to our spiritual growth. Those who persist in spiritual disciplines grow quicker, and on a stronger foundation, than those who aren't faithful in spiritual disciplines.
Unfortunately, many Christians struggle with spiritual disciples such as prayer, fasting, studying the Bible, attending church, and supporting the local church with our time, talents, and tithes. While there are many reasons why Christians struggle with spiritual disciplines, we must commit to spiritual disciplines so we can grow in Christ.
Let's look now at 10 reasons why we struggle with spiritual disciplines.
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