A Life of Discipline

I have been thinking a lot this week. I am not where I want to be in any part of my life. Maybe I am just feeling a bit overwhelmed but I think it is more than just that….

What is different? I used to feel like I had it all together, but now everything is a struggle. So what changed? After a lot of thinking (and a LOT of praying), I realized that I am not as disciplined as I used to be.

Yesterday, I started reading Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortlund. I have already read this book a couple of times in the past but I know that I REALLY need to read it again.

Why is discipline so important in the Christian life, anyway? It is so important because without it, we are just spinning our wheels as fast as we can, but we are not going anywhere. We are not growing – not in our marriage, as a parent or, most importantly, in our relationship with the Lord.

Discipline is basically having your priorities in order and keeping them there. I have also found that when I am living a life of discipline, that I feel good – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

I am ready to get back to living life with discipline. I am ready to grow in the Lord. I am ready to live for Him to the fullest because my life will be full of Him.


3 thoughts on “A Life of Discipline

  1. Hi, Dana! I found your link on one of your Patriarch’s Wives posts and thought I would check it out. It seems that we have alot in common. I am 27 yrs old. I’ve been married to my DH for 8 years and we have a son, Dusty who is 3. My DH has 3 daughters from a previous marriage (12, 14, and 16). The girls attend a church where all the women wear skirts and have long hair just as the Bible suggests is appropriate. The Lord has been dealing with me on this for about 2 years now and I felt somewhat like an outsider at our church that I have since stopped attending. I do my worship at home now and with whoever is willing to listen and talk to me. The girls are being homeschooled by a member of their church and I intend to homeschool Dusty as well. We are going to start this week with a routine of doing “schoolwork” everyday. I am going to continue looking over your site and will probably get back to you soon. I just wanted to say Thanks for what I’ve seen so far and God Bless!


  2. Hi Annie, Thank you for your post. I share my heart here on this blog – and I am far from perfect. I have lots of stuggles – just like everyone one else – but I really do try to be open and teachable for the Lord to do His work in me. It is so nice to “meet” you. Please feel free to email me anytime: halos_glow@yahoo.com (I don’t blog as much as I wish I could – LOL)


  3. It just really got me to thinking about how Chloe’s future husband (Lord’s will) is out there somewhere… right now. I am praying that his parents have been training him and laying out a firm foundation that is on the Rock.


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