Pumping Spiritual Iron
"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." 1 TImothy 4:8
As competitors, we all know that in order to better yourself on the field, it is vital that you put out the effort in practice. Whether you’re running that last sprint, focusing on the details of a jump shot, or working the finer points of your throwing motion, it is necessary that you train, and push yourself to get better.
And just as weightlifting strengthens the body, we all need to take the time to get closer to God in order to strengthen our spirits. As Apostle Paul told Timothy, godliness has value for all things. Not just meaning value for this life, but also for the life we get to spend in heaven. (1Timothy 4:8) For that reason it is imperative that we live our lives as sacrifices, both holy and pleasing to God.
To understand godliness, it is first necessary to understand who God is, and we are blessed enough to have God tell us all about himself in the bible. So, just like film study, take the time to study the bible and learn about our heavenly Father. Another way I use to get closer to God is by praying constantly. Praying is our direct way to communicate with God, and believe me when I tell you that he cares about any little burden you may have. Also, I listen to as much Christian music I can, so it’s like I’m in a constant worship. So grab a friend, grab a bible, and let’s hit the spirit gym!
- When do you find it most difficult to live a Godly life?
- What things do you do already to flex your spiritual muscles?
- What can you do to improve your walk with Christ?
- Proverbs 21:21
- Ephesians 6: 10-18
- Colossians 3:23
- 1 Peter 4: 1-6