Thankfully, we have 16 ninth and tenth grade girls who are venturing with us in this deeper pursuit.
At the end of Term 1, we asked the young women in our dorm to reflect on the year so far. The answers to one of these questions inspired our current journey together. Question: What is a goal you have for next term?
To grow spiritually
To grow closer with the Lord and hunger for His word
To read my Bible more
More devotional time
Make specific time for God like I do with everything else
When our students shared their desire to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord, we sought direction as to how to best walk with them to achieve this mutual goal. We were guided to a book we had the privilege of reading in 2018 – Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster. In it, Foster outlines twelve spiritual disciplines which call us to move beyond surface living into the depths. Spiritual disciplines invite ordinary human beings – people with jobs, who wash dishes and mow lawns, who go to school, and/or who care for children – to explore the inner caverns of the spiritual realm; to place ourselves before God so He can transform us.
So here we go. We don’t know where this journey will lead us but are excited to climb aboard. Please follow along as we explore Spiritual Disciplines.