Last week we met up for our regular reading of the Book Club. We read the first Chapter: Disciplines for Godliness. The author, speaks of himself, with a great desire to play tennis and how he focuses on the game since his childhood days. overcoming every obstacle and fixing on to the Goal, to become the Champion, to which he does. The author takes us through the hall of fame, of people like Ernest Hemingway, Churchill, Thomas Edison.. who were disciplined in what they did, though they had to face their own problems.
He finally draws us to setting a pattern for our lives from 1 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV [7 ]Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;  for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. A desire to train in godliness.
does discipline have anything to do with legalism? well the Legalistic in his heart says, " I will do this thing to gain merit with God" where as the disciplined heart say, "I will do this thing because I love God and want to please Him" If we confuse legalism and discipline, we do so to our soul's peril.
So the Book Club is an invitation to God's Gym - a process to some sanctifying sweat - to some pain and great gain.
God is looking for a few good men!
Note: Next month we will be doing Discipline of Purity and Marriage. will keep you posted.