Our tenth attitude requirement in the WTSDA is to “always follow a routine and training schedule.” Routines do not just happen. Routines begin with intentional actions that become a habits. Routines are built on consistency and self-discipline. Becoming an expert in Tang Soo Do means you have to attend training classes and follow an individual training plan (i.e. practice outside of class). When life becomes difficult, it is the routines that bring comfort because of their familiarity.
Faithfulness to a routine is difficult at times, but did you know that God is faithful even we are fail to be faithful to him. His grace and forgiveness are always ready for those who seek him. The Psalmist wrote, “the eye of the Lord is on those who revere him, on those who hope in his steadfast love” (Ps 33:18). And he continues with the prayer , “Let your stedfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in You” (Ps 33:22).
Student of Tang Soo Do how find manageable routines remain consistent for the long term. The same is true for those who spend time in God’s word.
His delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
Be the Tree in Tang Soo Do and in your spiritual development.