Un adestramento que dura

Ao longo da miña vida, Eu xa pasei por épocas en que estiven moi motivado para traballar fóra. Cando estaba no colexio eu só quería ser lámpada dabondo para impresionar as nenas (fallei). Nos meses antes do meu casamento estaba tentando traballar na miña lúa de mel corpo de praia. Estes días, Eu só estou tentando ter seguro de que eu vivo pasado meus vinte anos. Os meus motivacións cambiaron ao longo dos anos, pero o que non cambiou é como inconstante esas motivacións son.

Pode que naturalmente motivados para traballar fóra berrar para os meus amigos que postam fotos e vídeos do seu réxime de adestramento cada día. Pero se lle gusta de min, súas motivacións ir cara arriba e abaixo como un neno nun trampolín. E se os resultados do seu traballo fóra durou para sempre, aínda? Estaría máis motivado?

O traballo duro compensa

Durante o Xogos Olímpicos de inverno no mes pasado eu estaba en éxtase mentres eu observaba lóstrego bobsledders rápidos e snowboarders highflying. Quedei impresionado coa súa excelencia atlética, pero quedei aínda máis impresionado cando eu penso sobre o adestramento disciplinado debe tomar para chegar alí.

Ao final de cada evento cando os atletas vitoriosos quedou na podios do gañador, con sorrisos nos seus rostros e medallas descansando nos seus peitos, estaban collendo os beneficios da súa formación. Pero segundo a Biblia, hai un tipo superior de formación, non porque o adestramento físico é inútil, senón porque é limitado.

Se xa se preguntas o que Deus pensa sobre os seus adestramentos, aquí está a resposta: El pensa que ten benéfica, pero limitado, valor. Entón, mentres está executando, facendo exercicios, e levantamento de pesos, descansar no coñecemento de que é unha boa cousa que facer. Manter o corpo en boa forma é louvável, mesmo sabio-pero só vai chegar tan lonxe.

Isto é o que o apóstolo Paulo dixo a Timoteo:

"Pero non ten nada que ver con mitos irreverentes e parvas. moi, adestrar-se na piedade, para a formación do corpo ten un beneficio limitado, pero a piedade é beneficioso en todos os sentidos, xa que ten a promesa da vida presente e tamén para a vida futura." (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

Poderiamos resumir os pensamentos de Galicia en traballar fóra como este: O adestramento físico é bo, pero a formación espiritual é mellor. E iso porque a forza física é temporal, mentres que a piedade é eterna. Cando Paulo fala sobre "formación para a piedade" Eu creo que significa facer as cousas que fan máis forte espiritualmente. Isto significa engajar-se en actividades que fan máis piadosa. Quizais levantar nosa Biblia é aínda menos desexable que un levantamento de peso, pero negligenciado iso significa que perda máis de boa saúde.

Para sempre é mellor que un momento

Todos sabemos que cando algo dura máis tempo, é máis desexable. Ninguén compra un coche sabendo que vou romper o mes seguinte. Preferimos mercar algo que dura un tempo, porque nós imos sacar máis proveito do investimento. Pero se estamos tan calculada con decisións sobre coches, canto máis calculada debemos ser sobre as nosas almas?

Cantas veces pensa sobre a súa eternidade? O certo é, debemos pensar sobre iso máis que nós. Non hai dúbida de que todos nós vai vivir para sempre; a cuestión é o que sempre será como. Así, temos que facer investimentos agora, sabendo que as consecuencias non vai acabar.

Isto debe impactar o que centrar o día a día. Sports son bos, pero non é todo. A súa forza física pode obter na facultade, pero non vai chegar ao ceo. Debe coidar ben do seu corpo, pero temos algo máis pesado para coidar. Como saudable é a súa alma?

como adestrar

Deus nos permite construír "músculo espiritual" cando deixamos de pecado e coller unha comprensión de Xesús. E entón el nos envía ao ximnasio. Está graciosamente nos deu a súa palabra, seu pobo, e mesmo a súa orella. Entón, imos ler, camaradería, e orar. Os atletas adestran duro, porque eles queren estar preparado para o xogo ou recurso á fronte deles. Queren ser capaces de competir en alto nivel.

Todos ha enfrontar probas espirituais, ensaios, e batallas todos os días. Está preparado? O Coasting non funciona para atletas e non vai funcionar para os cristiáns. lectura da Biblia no último ano non é suficiente para sustentala lo este ano. Nós só vai facelo a través desta maratón pola graza de Deus, pero nos prepara para a carreira a través do noso exercicio espiritual.

É útil para min lembrar que, mentres os beneficios do adestramento físico son limitadas, os beneficios da formación espiritual son ilimitadas. Os días en que eu non me sinto como orar ou ler a Palabra de Deus, Eu podo lembrar que o beneficio non é pequena ou temporal. Non só ha axudar-me a próxima semana, vai me axudar a próxima vida. Esa é toda a motivación que necesito.

accións

37 comentarios

  1. Daniel DryIce Reyesresponder

    Trip thank you for this. For the past week I’ve been fearing death. I don’t know why but I do. I really needed to be reminded that heaven is the best thing ever and this earth won’t get me anything.

  2. GregBrownresponder

    Thanks for this bit of encouragement! It is easy for some of us to become obsessed with eating healthy and exercising. But do you spend more time planning your meals and at the gym, than in times of prayer and study of the Word? It’s easy to have your priorities messed up, even on the mission field.

    Blessings in Christ to all!

  3. Mattresponder

    I agree. The spiritual fitness/exercise is FAR more important than any physical fitness/exercise, but I ALSO believe that both can be done at the same time as well. I know there is a fine line between working out for yourself and working out for God, but there is a difference (believe it or not). Working out for God, physically, includes the spiritual element. For instance, when you have a workout partner, you two talk periodically when you workout together. Imagine if, when you two talk, it isn’t about a pump, your muscles, etc. en vez, when you talk, speak from your heart, and have fellowship with one another in Christ. The physical working out may be a common interest for those in the gym, but if you add the spiritual aspect, your fitness with go to an unearthly level (right where we are supposed to be), spreading the love of Christ. Colosenses 3:17

  4. Caseyresponder

    It amazes me how The Lord speaks in so many different ways. I was wrestling with the thought ofI should work out todaybut was feeling like I fail at this area over and over again and somewhat feel it can be wasted time if it’s not something continuous in my life. Reading this blog was a reminder from God that He>I and when I focus on Him and train spiritually, I feel so much better and trust that it’s not time wasted. I think staying healthy is important but I know that digging into His word and seeking him is well worth every second of our life. Time with God is never wasted. Thanks for being obedient to what Christ has called you to share. Eu precisaba diso. God bless You and your family Trip!

  5. Donnellresponder

    Man this is awesome stuff, I love what you stand for. I love learning from your teachings in your music and now your book “The Good Life”.

    THANK YOU!

  6. MrsRondoresponder

    This was awesome. The two things I hope to gain and retain this year and yet I struggle with the one that is far more important than the other. Thanks Trip, your timely blogs have been very inspiring, and they constantly point me back to Superstar.

  7. Tee-boyresponder

    Bro this is what I needed. I’ve been struggling and fighting with the spirit for the last couple of days. Just forgot to pray, read my bible, and even go to church. This is a wake up call. From now on I’m a changed man in Christ. I even thought God will n longer listen to me because of my ungodly life. Jesus died on the cross for me and I know I’m always welcome in his presence and he is just and faithful to forgive me from my sins.
    Bro I thank God for your life and the great work he he’s doing through you. God bless you for accepting his works.
    Stay blessed my brother.

  8. LoganLongresponder

    I think this is very relevant in our culture today. How often do you see people at the gym for hours? viaxe, I work at the YMCA and I see the same people day in and day out for at least an hour of working out, but generally more than that. And it gets you thinking, there’s probably a lot of Christians that come into my Y (We’re the largest in Indiana), so how many of them are spending 1-2 hours a day engaging themselves in spiritual activity? This is relevant to me because it’s the call out I needed to get back in shape physically and spiritually. Thank you brother.

    God bless,
    Logan Long

  9. Joshresponder

    Hey,

    This is a word-for-a-season. In a culture there are so many social pressures to look good and for guys to be fit and ‘buff’, we can get so caught up in what we think we should be like, in what others tell us we need to look like.

    Saying that God thinks that workouts have limited value is spot on, compared to the eternity we can spend with God.

    This reminds me of David’s story when he is anointed king by Samuel 1 Samuel 16). God says in verse 7, “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

    Bless you,

    Josh

  10. MannyRuizresponder

    Really encouraging Trip! Anything that gets me closer to God truly brings me happiness and strengthen me! So thank you man. I really appreciate you. I’ll keep praying for you :)

  11. Liamresponder

    Trip I am big into working out, but I have to remind myself to read this post every once in a while. Helps keep me focused on what really matters

  12. Brianresponder

    Wow as a fellow blogger I love the content of this. I am a workout buff but it comes easier than sometimes finding the time to pick up my Word daily. I then wonder why I don’t stand up to trials like I should. Awesome reminder. Thanks Trip

  13. Njokiresponder

    This is really encouraging and it has been something that’s been on my mind. I don’t read my Bible everyday, in fact, I could go for 2 ou 3 days without getting in touch with God’s Wordbut now I know that I’m denying myself eternal benefits. It means so much to me that what I read today will help me next week or next month. I can’t rely on what I did last year, or last weekI’m working out for my eternity!!
    Godliness has value for ALL THINGS holding promise for both the present life and the life to come!
    Thanks Trip Lee, for letting God work through youImma read the Word more! :)

  14. Ngosaresponder

    that was awesome message Trip, I have always wondered whether working out is wrong or not or simply unnecessary. Your analysis clears the air on that one. Thanx, keep BRAGING BRO!!