Psalm 42: 1-2, 7-8 Disciplines. How can they give us what God wants for us–A closer relationship with Him. They are tools to give us a balanced Christian life. One that changes us to experience Christ in what we say, what we believe, and what we do. These tools are for the everyday person in the world today. They aren’t boring; they free us from the fears that are deep within us. They free us from self. Our spirit has an intense longing for God. We thirst for Him. Disciplines gives us access to experience the deep refreshment of God.