Sunday, November 1, 2015. The morning began a new week, a new month, a new Master Keys lesson and a new scroll from Og Mandino’s, The Greatest Salesman in the World. Whew, that’s a lot of expectations! No worries, I thought, that’s nothing for God! Little did I know that my daily devotional would set the tone for my whole week.
“For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11
I continued on with the exercises of the Master Keys and noticed how the two were related. Discipline. Moving on to a new scroll knowing I’ll be reading it three times a day for the next 30 days, you could say, takes some discipline. But the habit was already formed, besides scroll two is one of my all-time favorites, “I greet this day with love in my heart”.
Later in the day I prepared for the webcast by printing the lesson and viewing the introductory video. We are assigned the creation of another tool this week. Getting set up properly with the tools of the MKMMA takes time, energy, commitment; and yes, the discipline to get it all done. There it was again! Our guides remind us over and over (and over and over again) of DISCIPLINE yielding the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it, though not in the same words.
In previewing Haanel’s lesson, I notice he makes a very valid point about getting set up with the proper tools and understanding how to implement them:
use for tilling the soil, and we try to get an understanding of the mechanism of the
automobile which we drive, but most of us are content to remain in absolute
ignorance of the greatest piece of mechanism which as ever come into existence,
the brain of man.
It takes discipline to learn to use your brain, especially in today’s world of distractions! So I ask myself this week… Am I willing to love myself enough to use discipline as a vehicle that brings blessings, peace, fun and great enjoyment… everything that God wants me to be…into my life? The answer? A resounding YES!