We just arrived home in Wales after a couple hours of driving. Have I mentioned how stressful I find driving the UK? It has nothing to do with driving on the opposite side of the road. It’s more that the roads are incredibly narrow, and what would be a one lane road in America is a two lane road here. And there’s loads of roundabouts. I think we went through 20 in two hours of driving. Even so, I am enjoying learning to drive.
While we drove home, we took the time to talk about all that’s happened this week at King’s Lodge. Since it’s a school, we’ve made up a name for this time (Processing Time) and have four specific questions that we ask:
- What did the speaker say?
- What did it mean?
- What does it mean to me?
- What are some ways to apply what I’ve learned, and how can we help each other in that?
One of the thing that our speaker (Ken Helser) said was that the key to discipline is desire. In other words, if we’re going to keep doing something, we’ve got to want it! And it so true in my life, that I’ll get excited about (reading the Bible, praying, drawing, blogging, etc) and come up with all these grandiose plans to do it, but then fail. Because I had excitement, not desire. But the good thing is that I can keep asking God to give me desire, and in his grace…he’ll give it. So I’ll keep asking, keep seeking and keep knocking, until I see the consistency of discipline and the consistency of desire in my life!