"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. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance."—1 Timothy 4:7-9
The hardest decisions to make are choices between two things that hold similar real or perceived value. It can sometimes be perplexing and painful. And yet daily you make choices on how you are going to invest your time. Often choices between two decisions—one good and one better. Above Paul teaches Timothy that there are some things that have some value, and other things that have even more value—physcial training comparative to spiritual training. And the conclusion Paul invites us to make is that spiritual training has longer lasting value, payout, and dividends. So today, choose to spend time training. Just as every exceptional athlete masters the fundamentals of their sport, so you should practice the fundamentals of your faith. Prayer. Devotionals. Journaling. Meditation. Bible reading. These are all practices that store up a wealth of benefit in this life and the life to come. So, lean into the kind of training that has promised and far-reaching results.
DO THIS: Train.
PRAYER: God I am committing today to train, and I pray you will show me how it produces far-reaching results.