Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Training for something

We all need a goal to work towards - or at least I do. I find that the motivation to achieve something needs to spur us onto greater things. So, if I am going to be doing some event (like a race or even swimming Midmar), then I know that I have to train. One can even up the ante when you register for the event and pay the money. In this way, you are committing to the process, planning to complete the achievement and feel that wonderful rush of accomplishment.

So, can we not do the same in our spiritual lives? Perhaps the goals seem a little more vague, but we can still measure them. What kind of spiritual training should we be doing this year? I am not sure that we should be aiming to be "successful" Christians, because that doesn't seem like a healthy goal - perhaps a better focus would be to become more Christ-like. This we can do on a daily basis.

 1 Corinthians 9:25 -Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

1 Timothy 4:8 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.

Start your day off with Christ and invite him to be part of your thoughts, words and actions. Start small and see what God does in your life.

Living in Grace

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