Discipline In Light of Philippians 2:12-13
Over the past year I have struggled through an attempt at becoming a more disciplined man. Paul tells us that we are to work out our own salvation through fear and trembling. However, he follows it up by reminding that it is God who works through us both to will and to act according to His good purpose. This paradox has been difficult for me as I have endeavored to become more disciplined, to work out my faith. I wonder sometimes if this lack of consistent discipline is because I am not working out my salvation hard enough or well enough or if it is because I am getting in God's way. But if I get out of His way, how can I be working out my salvation. This paradox has been frustrating but I have learned that I must find this balance. I must work understanding that it is God who is at work in me. Discipline, as with any other good thing, will come as I meet that balance of striving after becoming more like Him through allowing Him to work in me.
Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.
- Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
- The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
- One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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