Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 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 4:7-8 (NIV)
Here I am reporting for training. Tell me what you have in mind. I want to enter training with you. I want to draw near to you. I want to enter your presence. I want to live and walk in an intimate relationship with you. I want you to mold and shape me into the person you have called me to be. I want to live the life you have given me to live. I want to live a goldy life that is pleasing to you. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. So, your training will not be a lot of self-effort on your part? My training will require a lot of effort, but it will not be self-generated. My training will consist largely of my submitting myself to you. I am not the coach. I am not the trainer. You are both my trainer and coach. That is a good acknowledge on your part. My training will consist largely of coming to you. How will you come to me? I will come to you in prayer. I will come to you in worship. I will come you by meeting with you in your word. I will come to you in fellowship in your body of believers. I will come to you in service. In all these arenas you will train me, of that I have no doubt. That is very good.
How committed are you to enter in training? What kind of effort can I expect from you? I am all in. I will go all out. I am not entering into training lightly. I am not in this for the short term. This is not a sprint. I am in this for the long haul. This is more like a marathon. I will run on the course that you lay out for me. I will not run ahead of you or lag behind you. My heart and mind and life will be sharply focused on you. With your help, I will run fast and finish strong. With your help, I will complete the course you have laid out for me. Yes, you will. Yes, I will help you to run fast and finish strong. You will complete the course I have laid out for you as you remain in my training. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will enter spiritual training with you. I will allow you to train me so I will be able to live a godly life. Teach me. Train me. Guide me. I want to live a life that bears abundant fruit for your kingdom and brings glory to your name. Use me for your purposes. Amen
Key Question… May you train yourself to live a godly life.
Living It Out… Enter spiritual training with the Lord so you will be able live a godly life.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will train you spiritually so you will be able to live a godly life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group elements of your spiritual training in godliness.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you train yourself to live a godly life.
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