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Friday, February 28, 2014
February 27, 2014
Today's Photograph . . . . Start Your Day On Your Spiritual Treadmill (MQ)
Bible Study Verses
I Corinthians 9:24-25
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. (NKJV)
Thoughts Living at the high altitude of 8000 ft, I have the opportunity to observe cyclists preparing for a race. They come here to work on stamina and to enjoy the great summer time weather. The mountainous terrain provides a very tough workout. Only those who are in the best shape are able to compete at these high altitudes.
Action Point We know how to keep our physical bodies in shape, but how about keeping our spiritual bodies in great shape? The best way to keep yourself spiritually sound is to start your day on your spiritual treadmill, your Bible.
Take time each day to read, start with a proverb of the day. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, one for each day of the month. They provide some great thoughts to chew on for the day. For example today is the 18th of March, read Proverbs 18. After you have finished, work on a chapter in the New or Old Testament. If you are new to this, start with the book of John. Take it slow until you work yourself into spiritual shape.
Remember, you have a great coach at your side, the Holy Spirit. Always begin with prayer asking for help in understanding and wisdom. It won't take long and you will find yourself anxious to learn more each day. There is a crown waiting for those who are willing to endure the race and finish well.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day It does not matter if it is biking, hunting, or fishing, it is important to work at getting into good shape. Walk every day for at least 30 minutes at a good pace, best done if you get your heart rate up and keep it there. It will make a big difference when you are riding your mountain bike, going after that trophy buck, or paddling around in your float tube trying to catch the big one.