Best Practices Part 9 – The Practice of Training

February 28, 2021

Best Practices

Part 9 – The Practice of Training

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 4:8

Living a God-honoring life, being more like Jesus, is not just about , it’s about .

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 4:8

25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25

26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Training requires dedication, commitment and !

As Christ followers, we want to experience .

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2

God has a vital role to play in our transformation through the work of the in our lives!

Our primary goal as disciples of Jesus is to and to .

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

What Spiritual Disciplines Are Not….

Spiritual disciplines are not a .

Spiritual disciplines are not necessarily .

Spiritual disciplines are not a way to with God.

What is a spiritual discipline?

Spiritual discipline is any activity that and me to better live the God-honoring life taught and modeled by Jesus Christ.

Consider training in these spiritual disciplines/best practices…

The Practice of Rejoicing to celebrate every day God gives you!

The Practice of Praying because prayer matters and prayer changes things!

The Practice of Pacing to slow down and focus on what matters most!

The Practice of Confessing to receive the forgiveness and grace we long for!

The Practice of Studying to learn more about obeying God and following Jesus.

The Practice of Listening to hear God speak and to follow His will for your life.

The Practice of Enduring to persevere through the hardships of life.

The Practice of Serving so that we can bless others and that we can be blessed.

 

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