Professor, pastor, and author Donald S. Whitney wrote “I’ve never known a man or woman who came to spiritual maturity except through discipline. Godliness comes through discipline.” He continues, “think of the Spiritual Disciplines as spiritual exercises. To go to your favorite spot for prayer or journaling, for example, is like going to a gym to lift weights. As physical disciplines like this promote strength, so the Spiritual Disciplines promote godliness.” At ALERT the external disciplines that we train men in are more visible: the uniforms, the marching, the PT, etc. But the spiritual disciplines that we try to instill into the men are infinitely more valuable, because they are what promote godliness in the lives of each man who trains with us.
2nd Lieutenant Marcus Nafziger | Unit 57
ALERT Missions Instructor