Discipline. For many of us, the word alone evokes dread. It's not that we don't want to be disciplined physically, mentally, and spiritually. But the challenge seems too hard, or the motivation more about duty than desire. We don't want to be legalistic and follow a set of rules. The true heart of spiritual discipline is a relationship with God. A woman's character, relationships, ministry, even her soul--"all need to be examined and ultimately surrendered to God before the godly character she so desperately wants can be developed within. Soon the "dread" will be replaced with desire and anticipation as she finds that there is no greater purpose than loving God in every moment, every activity, and every thought. InHughes, Barbara is the author of 'Disciplines of a Godly Woman ' with ISBN 9781581347593 and ISBN 1581347596.