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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!

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    Have you checked out the SP videos yet? They are a great free resource. I like the seated cardio one because I can get away with doing that during my breaks at work, and it doesn't really matter what I a wearing. The short videos helped me get in the routine of exercising, without going overboard, and then being so sore that I avoided it.
    1804 days ago
    Placing God above all others and all things is the right direction, to follow once you have commmitted yourself to God completely everything else will fall into place. Let no one distract you from God or His word...I once was at the happiest healthiest times of my life and that was when I was walking with the Lord. But as time went on and I allowed certain influences in my life to talk me into missing Church here or there, or drinking this or that I knew that God would not want me to drink. And yes even trying pot...even though it made me violently sick, Thank the Lord.. I never gave it a second thought. But Now I Know Where My Heart Belongs. Now that my body is weak, sick. overweight and very disappointed with how my marriage has turned into a dictatorship..I know that I have God with me and that He will never leave me...in fact He was always there waiting for me to turn back to Him...if I only had done it sooner..

    1 Timothy 4:8

    King James Version (KJV)

    8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

    And shame on man for changing the Holy Written words...

    1804 days ago
    Wow! Imagine that! I am in 1 Timothy right now, just starting a new study with my women's group. Setting priorities and finding balance was my theme for last year, and although I made progress, I think that will continue into 2013. Now, off to put that first thing first!!!
    1804 days ago
  • DRKUHL2017
    Amen! Sometimes putting God first can be one of the hardest things, especially when we all have so many things happening in our lives. But I firmly believe that when we do put Him first, He blesses us in countless way.
    1804 days ago
    It sounds like you are trying very hard to make everything work out well. I might suggest you have the SP tracker do some meal plans for you to get the calorie struggle under control and that would be one less thing for you to worry about.
    Keep up with the staying active while you are up. I Know it it hard to see but God has a plan for you and all of this is part of that plan to get you to the place he needs you to be so he can bless you even more. I know God is with you always and he heard your prayer today for strength.
    You are doing AWESOME so keep going and trust God
    1804 days ago
    Looking to Jesus and putting Him first in my life
    1804 days ago
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