No discipline brings joy, but seems grievous & painful, but afterward it is peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
This is a verse in the bible which has helped me in my healthy lifestyle. As I try each day to do certain things to lose weight, to gain muscle, and to eat correctly it is this verse which has helped me do it all with God's help.
As you start to discipline yourself to do anything at times your flesh will have a screaming fit!
I experienced this just last week as I was trying to die to some of my flesh. I defeated it, but then caved in, then beat it. Then "fell" back into it, now I am beating it again. I am trying my best to transform my life in ALL ways. It is very hard, but each time I fail, each time I fall short, and each time I become weak it is God who is has picked me back up, it is God who filled me up again, and it IS GOD strengthens me!
This verse says,"No discipline brings joy, but seems grievous & painful, but afterward it is peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.: As we turn our lives over to Jesus, as we strive to be our best- it will be painful at pains; but after, oh after you will experience the joy!!! Your life will be rewarded in ways that you have never dreamed were possible. I have experienced such joy, but I am going for the COMPLETE package! I am going for THE LIFE which they Paul talks about in the bible. Obtaining The Life entails a lot and I am just beginning to study it, and practice it.
It says in this verse,"...but afterward it is peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.:" As I continue this journey peace has come into my life as I grow spiritually, stay in god's word, and become trained by it.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 3/2/2011 (12:30)