Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Daily devotional: Exercise spiritually

Scripture
Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come."
1 Timothy 4:7-8 NLT

Observation/Application
I am to train myself to be godly as an athlete trains for his competition. And although it is good for me to exercise physically, when I have limited time and have to choose between physical exercise and spiritual exercise, I should choose spiritual exercise since its benefits are for both this life and eternal life with God after my death here on earth.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for Your Word. Thank you for teaching me and growing me in godliness. I pray that You would go with me and before me, keeping me grounded in Your truth, Your love, and Your Spirit. I desire to exercise both physically and spiritually, so I pray that you would provide time for both, but please help me to always keep priorities in check with what will help me grow closer to You and to become more like Jesus. I love you!

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