John Wesley said “Growth in grace is not accidental or automatic. One does not wander or stumble into maturity. God supplies means whereby we can be nurtured.” At The College for Officer Training we are committed to being intentional about nurturing the spiritual life, and tapping into the means of grace that God has provided. Part of the training of cadets is read about, write about and most importantly practice, the spiritual disciplines, and other means of ‘spiritual grace’. What follows is a list of previous essays and posts written by cadets and staff about spiritual life. May you be encouraged and challenged in your relationship with Christ as you read and reflect.
ESSAYS ON SPIRITUAL LIFE
The following are essays or longer discussions on the subject of spiritual life prepared by cadets and staff. Click on any of the links below to view them.
These are shorter devotionals prepared by cadets and staff. We share them here as a resource and source of spiritual encouragement.
SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS INSPIRED BY THE LOVE OF CHESS:
Jesus amazed his listeners in explaining deep spiritual truths by using common things and situations around him to illustrate a point: sheep, goats, coins, candles, salt, cities, sand, grain, wine, water, bread, family relationships, farming, fishing, storms, birth, death and a multitude of other metaphors. Life Lessons from Chess is an attempt to follow His model. It is a series of short devotionals to get your day started in God’s Word. The series was written by Major W. Paul Fleeman, DMin. who is the Principal of The College For Officers Training USC Central Territory.