Recently I read an article about a young, rising fitness star who trains hard in the gym everyday. Looking at his pictures, his hard work is evident. While I try to be consistent with my exercise routines, I know that there are times I get off track. As we prepare our spiritual lives, we can work and train hard every day or we can allow ourselves to be side tracked. Our results will be a reflection of our efforts!
Just as in physical fitness, we can choose to spiritually train hard. We can spend time each day talking with God. We can spend time reading His Word, thinking about it, and reflecting on how it applies to our lives. We can choose to attend worship services and to fellowship with other believers. We can choose to do all, some, or none of these things. God allows us to make the choice, but He is always standing by ready to be our personal trainer. When we choose a closer relationship with Him, we can step up our spiritual training as we train hard for awesome results!
Choose to train hard for a closer relationship with God that will last forever!
Thank You for loving me and for being willing to train me. Help me to continue to grow closer to You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.