“The 7 Laws of Spiritual Success” – The Holiness Project – Day 41

One of the things that I truly dislike (to not use a stronger word) is the whole prosperity theology thing.  As if God is somehow here to give me wealth, health and happiness and help me to achieve my dreams.  People who preach this kind of nonsense use verses like I quoted above, especially 3 John 1:2 which, they claim, proves that God wants us to be successful and prosper.

Actually, I do believe that.

What I take exception to is their, obviously, unbiblical definitions of success and prosperity.  They claim that John just meant normal financial success in life and that we shouldn’t try to spiritualize it.  Well, actually, I agree with that as well.  Yes, John is talking about normal financial success (with all of the practical results that entails).  No doubt.  The question is WHY?

“Discipline is Essential” – The Holiness Project – Day 46

There are no results without self-discipline. Discipline is essential.

There is no self-discipline without spiritual ambition.

There is no spiritual ambition without a conviction that everything is spiritual and that your life is a ministry no matter what it is that you do or how you express it.

Discipleship, Stewardship and leadership are the results of self-discipline and they are essential in co-creating with God a wonderful life of effective ministry.

Self-discipline is key to it all.