Sure doesn’t resonate with the soul, “He is an undisciplined Jesus follower.”
God’s spectacular gift of grace is often lived out as the removal of all faithful discipline and effort on the part of grace’s recipient.
Yes, God’s grace is an expensive, valuable, and luxurious gift given from His heart of love and mercy to all who are willing to welcome it’s reception.
What if discipline is required to embrace grace and faith and mercy?
Since faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, might the discipline required to hear the word of God be a good thing?
James values the significance of the disciplines of drawing near to God, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you (James 4:8).”
Jesus fully supported the acts of the righteous life, private prayer, private fasting, and private alms, as assumed disciplines active in His followers lives.
God calls us, during the Lenten season, to the disciplines of grace; especially the grace of fasting, abstaining, and praying.
May it be said of us, “They are disciplined Jesus followers.”