i said i had zero plan for this series.
i didn’t intentionally lie. when i wrote that, i legitimately had no plan for 31 days of passionate faith and figured the whole thing would be a passionate, wild adventure.
it’s happening a little differently than i expected.
you’ve seen a little of the weekly themes last week and you’ll see all of them this week, concocted together from neurons firing as a result of influence last week, and although i wanted this to be completely Spirit-led, i’m really excited about the themes.
i realized something a few days ago, and it’s that to cultivate a flourishing, passionate faith, we must have one critical thing: discipline.
without discipline, we will not grow.
without the discipline of watering plants, of fertilizing them, of giving them sunlight, the plants wither away and die. and without the spiritual disciplines of reading the Word, dialoguing with God, and actively engaging in community, we will never be anything more than stilted branches on a slowly dying vine.
and i don’t know about you, but i don’t want to wither and die. i don’t. i want to live, vibrantly, brilliantly, passionately.
it’s friday as i write this; i’m a starbucks sipping iced water. i want to keep writing. i want to get things done.
but i’m taking fingers off of keys and reading words He meant for me.