Welcome to our new group for those who want to go to the next level in their Walk with God. Our new wwwDevotions group will engage in daily devotions and meet online for encouragement, enlightenment and edification. This is how the group works:
Private Devotions: Each member of the group will engage in daily private devotions using a selected book or series as a guide. Members will read through the devotional guide, answering questions in the guide and reflecting on how they can apply to daily life. The devotional schedule can be found under the calendar.
Moderated Discussion: Each day group members will be able to share in a moderated, online forum any questions, insights and inspirations they have as a result of their private devotional study. We are using the Facebook Group “Worship Without Walls (Shiloh Newark)” as our online forum. Each day there will be a post for that day’s devotional topic. Simply read and share your comments under that post.
What comes to mind when you hear the word discipline? Most people today don’t like this word—it conjures up images of punishments like going to timeout or serving a detention. Discipline does not always refer to punishment. It can also refer to the practice of training ourselves in a skill. We all discipline ourselves in various ways. The athlete disciplines herself by running every day and eating high-protein foods. The musician disciplines himself by practicing every day and memorizing notes and chord progressions. The satisfaction of doing anything with excellence only comes to those who put in the work. The same is true of our walks with Christ. If you want to walk in the fullness of joy promised to followers of Jesus, you must learn the value of discipline and commit to faithfully doing the things that lead to spiritual growth and joy in Christ. In Feed the Dog, we will unpack seven key practices or disciplines that will help us grow in our relationship with the God who made us. These disciplines will guide us to live out His purpose for our lives.