RULE OF LIFE
What is a Rule of Life?
A Rule of Life is an expression of our intention to cooperate with God’s work in us through our engagement with certain spiritual practices/disciplines. These practices/disciplines are spiritual habits that we are forming in order for God to form in us a character that loves God and our neighbor.
How do I make a Rule of Life?
Typically a Rule is organized into the frequency of spiritual practices (daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly).
A Rule of Life should also account for the four directions of our growth in love: up, down, out, and in, with each representing a way that the Bible talks about our growth in love.
Discern with the Lord where He is asking you to grow. Write down disciplines at the frequency you sense is best. Then offer your Rule of Life to the Lord.
This is not about proving your worth to God or inducing guilt. If your Rule of Life becomes that, set it aside for a season.
A discipleship group is a wonderful place to grow through reflection on how the Lord is growing you in love for Him and your neighbor.