“God has given us the Disciplines of the spiritual life as a means of receiving his grace. The Disciplines allow us to place ourselves before God so that he can transform us.”
From my morning readings in “A Celebration of Discipline”, by Richard J. Foster.
God gives His grace to all of us. But it is up to us to receive it. To make ourselves fit, and open, and willing. That is what the disciplines help us to do. By performing the disciplines, we open ourselves to transformation. That’s what I have sought all my life.