Physical Training and Godliness
Saturday, January 05, 2013
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."
Hello guys and gals.
This is blog number four and I feel I am going strong. Today was a tough one for my diet. I am still sick and with my twisted schedule I miscalculated my calorie points. I had to throw some food away so that I would not go over my calorie goal, but that is o.k. I drank me some water instead. This is a long day for me. When I go home I will get maybe one hour of sleep before I have to get up with my youngest son. I will stay up with him until he takes his nap, that is when I will get my sleep. I will have my oldest son watch him after that until my lovely wife gets home.
Nicholas has bee putting applications in for a job yesterday. I guess him finally turning 16 is starting to get to me. I just hope we can get his driving done, he needs the hours and the experience before he can go and take the actual driving test. He scares me a bit when he drives, and it makes me wonder if I was that wild of a driver at his age. I probably was.
Well day 5 of my diet I am going strong. I got up and did a few mins of cardio. It felt good to get moving, but next time I think I will wear me some shorts and shoes. I was wearing my blue jeans and bare foot, not a good combo. I kept pulling my pants up and my ankles had no support, lol.
Now on to the scripture. I found this scripture today while I was looking at 1 Timothy trying to find something to share with you guys. I believe that it tells us what kind of Christians we need to be. I read a post yesterday that went something like this; "I have been very busy lately and have let my bible reading and prayer time fall to the waste side." It is funny, I think bible and prayer time are the most important things we need in our life. But yet when we get busy those are the ones we cut from our life.
This verse puts it into prospective: "physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things." How do we get godliness? By reading God's word, singing praises to the Lord, worshiping Him, and spending time with Him in prayer. We should be doing these first, above all other things. and then we can start on our physical training. Putting God first allows us to put more faith and trust in God and His will for us. It also gives us strength to carry on with the hardships of this world. As we spend time with God our spirit talks to God and God speaks to our spirit. The more we spend time with Him, hearing Him gets easier. It allows us to be in God's will, and I believe that is when His blessings start to poor out upon us like waves upon the shore. I thank God for those times, and hope I can receive those blessings again.
Lord I ask that you help us put you first. I pray that we can learn where our priorities need to be and put them there. We should think of you before all things, and consider your will in everything we do and I just ask You now for that strength. Thank You Lord for your grace and mercy, in Jesus's name, Amen!