Jan 15, 2018
On today’s episode of Journeywomen, I chatted with my former pastor and friend Brad Evangelista about spiritual disciplines. Ya’ll, I cried twice in this episode! That’s a first for me! Brad and I talked about everything from the goal of practicing the spiritual disciplines to how doing so will flesh itself out differently based on our season of life. Hello, mamas! This quote brought on the waterworks, “There’s a 25 or maybe 30-year-old mom that may be listening to this and right now one of the fruits that God is building in her life is not feelings of awesomeness, but right now he’s developing in her life spiritual grit. He’s putting calluses, spiritually speaking, on her hands, so that when she is a 55 or 60 year-old-woman 20 or 30 years from now, she’s going to be able to come alongside a young, tired, struggling, frustrated, mom and say, ‘Sister, you’re going to make it,’ and that’s the fruit that God is producing and anchoring and digging deep into a young woman’s life right now. And the thing is, I would say to that sister is just, ‘Hold on, the harvest will come in and through your life of godliness, but it takes time! It takes time.’” I hope that you guys find this conversation as encouraging and grace-filled as I did.
Spiritual Disciplines by Donald S. Whitney
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burrough
A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin
Marinating yourself in an epistle by simply reading it over-and-over
BRAD’S SIMPLE JOYS
Preaching the Word
The local church
The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller
The Expulsive Power of a New Affection Thomas Chalmers
Puritan Paperbacks printed by Banner of Truth
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