Week 1, Day 5: Living a Difference

Week 1 – Day 5

Living a Difference that Others Can See

Spiritual Discipline to Practice: Secrecy[i]

Most of us are eager to let people know of advances we make and good things we are doing. Secrecy is a spiritual discipline in which we abstain from causing our good qualities or deeds from being known. By practicing this discipline, we learn to let God decide when we can stand in the light. Exercise humility by telling no one of the changes God is making. Cultivate an attitude of satisfaction by having this little secret just between you and your Heavenly Father. Don’t expect it, but let God surprise you if others mention the changes they see in you.


[i] Much of the information in all the sections on the spiritual disciplines is taken from Spiritual Disciplines for your Soul by William Gaultiere, www.christiansoulcare.com/spiritualdiscipline; and other sources Dr. Gaultiere quotes including works by Richard Foster, Eugene Peterson, and Dallas Willard.

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©2012 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

 

~ by sanewriter on January 6, 2012.

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