Se toleniga e Foi Ona

I loʻu olaga atoa, Ou alu i vaitau pe a ou ua moni faaosofia e galulue i fafo. A o ou i le aoga maualuga ou manao lava e avea buff lava e faagaeetia ai teine (ou te le mafai). I le masina i luma o loʻu faaipoipoga sa ou taumafai e galue i le tino matafaga loʻu tafaoga. O nei aso, Ou te taumafai lava ina ia mautinoa ou te ola ua mavae loʻu taitoaluasefulu. ua suia loʻu uunaiga i le tausaga, ae o le mea ua le suia o le auala fesuisuiai latou uunaiga e.

Atonu e te masani uunaia o ia e galulue i fafo-alaga atu i aʻu uo oe faapipii pics ma vitio o latou regimen aoaoga i aso taitasi. Ae afai e le o oe e pei o aʻu, alu i luga o outou uunaiga ma lalo e pei o se tamaitiiti i se trampoline. Faapefea pe afai mai ai pea e faavavau le taunuuga mai lau galuega, e ui ina? Pe o le a sili atu ona outou faaosofia?

Totogi Galuega Mamafa Teugatupe

I le masina mulimuli Olimipeka o le Taumalulu ou i ai i le maofa e pei ona ou vaavaai uila bobsledders vave ma highflying snowboarders. Sa faagaeetia lava au i lo latou silisili afeleti, ae sa ou e sili atu le faagaeetia pe a ou manatu e uiga i le pulea aoaoga e tatau ona ave i ai iina.

I le faaiuga o le tasi mea na tupu ina ua tu atu le tagata taaalo manumalo i podiums o le manumalo, ma ni ataata io latou foliga ma pine malolo i luga o latou fatafata, na latou seleseleina faamanuiaga o lo latou aoaoga. Ae e tusa ai ma le Tusi Paia, loo i ai se sili ituaiga o aoaoga-e le ona o le aoga aoaoga faaletino, ae ona o loo faatapulaaina.

Afai ua e mafaufau ea le mea e finagalo le Atua e uiga i lou workouts, O iinei o le tali: Ua ia manatu ua ei ai aoga, ae le faatapulaaina, tāua. Lea ao loo e tamoe, faia drills, ma siitia mamafa, malolo ai i le malamalama e faapea o se mea lelei e fai. O le tausia o lou tino i le lelei foliga o tauleleia-e oo lava poto-ae na o le alu e aumai ia te outou e tusa.

O le mea lenei ua fetalai mai le Aposetolo o Paulo ia Timoteo:

"Ae e leai se mea e faia i le talatuu le faaaloalo ma le valea. nai, aoaoina oe i le amioatua, mo le aoaoina o le tino ei ai se faamanuiaga faatapulaaina, ae o le faaleatua e aoga i soo se auala, talu ai o lo o umia le folafolaga mo le olaga nei ma mo le olaga foi e oo mai." (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

E mafai ona tatou aofaiga ae manatu o Paulo i le galue i fafo e pei o lenei: aoaoga faaletino e lelei, ae e sili atu aoaoga faaleagaga. Ma o le e ona le malosi faaletino e le tumau, ao le amioatua e faavavau. Pe a talanoa Paulo e uiga i "le aoaoga faamasani mo le faale-atua" Ou te manatu o ia o lona uiga o le faia o le mea e faia e te malosi faaleagaga. O lona uiga o le auai i le gaoioiga e faia e sili atu le Atua. Atonu sii o lava itiiti manaomia lo tatou Tusi Paia nai lo sii a mamafa, ae o le faatalale i ai o lona uiga o tatou misia i le sili atu nai lo le soifua maloloina lelei.

E faavavau e sili atu nai lo se taimi

Ua tatou iloa uma pe a se mea umi umi e sili atu ona manaomia. E leai se tasi faatauina se taavale o le iloa lelei o le a soli i lalo o le masina nei. Matou te nai faatau ai se mea e le umi se taimi, ona o le a tatou maua ai le sili atu i fafo o le tupe teufaafaigaluega. Ae afai o loo tatou ina fuafuaina ma faaiuga e uiga i taavale, le tele e sili atu ua fuafuaina e tatau ona avea i tatou ma e uiga i lo tatou agaga?

E faafia ona e mafaufau e uiga i lou le faavavau? O le mea moni, e tatau ona tatou mafaufau i ai e sili atu nai lo tatou faia. E leai se fesili o le a ola ai e faavavau i tatou uma; o le a le fesili o le faavavau o le a pei o ia. O lea la, e tatau ona tatou faia i le taimi nei tupe teu faafaigaluega, le iloaina o le a le muta ai le taunuuga.

e tatau ona aafia ai le mea lenei tatou te taulai atu i luga mai lea aso i lea aso. Taaloga e lelei, ae latou te le o mea uma. e mafai ona maua oe e lou malosi faaletino i le kolisi, ae o le a le ia te outou i le Lagi. E tatau ona e tausia lelei o lou tino, ae ua tatou maua ai se mea e tausia silisili mo. E faapefea le soifua maloloina o lou agaga?

Faapefea Ina ia Aoao

e mafai ai ona tatou e le Atua e fausia "maso faaleagaga" pe a tatou tuu atu o le agasala ma le uu a taofi o Iesu. Ona ia auina mai i tatou i le faamalositino. Ua ia agalelei tuuina mai lana afioga, ona tagata, ma e oo lava i lona taliga. O lea, ia a faitau, faaaumea, ma tatalo. Tagata taaalo aoaoina faigata ona latou te mananao e saunia ai mo le taaloga po o fetaui i luma o le latou. Latou te mananao ina ia mafai ona tauva i se tulaga maualuga.

le a tatou uma e feagai ma tofotofoga faaleagaga, tofotofoga, ma le taua i aso uma. Ua saunia e? e lē galulue i le matou tietiega mo tagata taaalo ma o le a le galue mo Kerisiano. Faitau Tusi Paia o le tausaga ua tea le lava le lagolagoina oe i lenei tausaga. O le a tatou na faia e ala i lenei marafoni i le alofa tunoa o le Atua, ae na ia saunia ai i tatou mo le aiga e ala ia tatou faatinoga faaleagaga.

E fesoasoani ia te au e manatua ai e ui i le faamanuiaga o le aoaoga faaletino ua faatapulaaina, le faamanuiaga o le aoaoga faaleagaga e le faatapulaaina. I na aso pe a ou te le lagona e pei o le tatalo po o le faitauina o le Afioga a le Atua, E mafai ona ou faamanatu atu au lava ia, e le itiiti po o le tumau le manuia. O le a le na o le fesoasoani ia te au i le vaiaso na sosoo ai, o le a fesoasoani ia te aʻu i le olaga a sau. O le uma uunaiga e tatau ona ou.

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37 faamatalaga

  1. Theodoratali

    This truly blessed me…!!!Thank YOU!!& God Bless you….thank you for allowing the lord to use you.

  2. Daniel DryIce Reyestali

    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.

  3. GregBrowntali

    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!

  4. Matttali

    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. Nai lo, 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. Kolose 3:17

  5. Caseytali

    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. Ou manaomia lenei. God bless You and your family Trip!

  6. Donnelltali

    Man this is awesome stuff, I love what you stand for. I love learning from your teachings in your music and now your book “O Le Soifuaga Lelei”.

    THANK YOU!

  7. MrsRondotali

    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. faafetai malaga, your timely blogs have been very inspiring, and they constantly point me back to Superstar.

  8. Tee-boytali

    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.

  9. Liamtali

    Trip your posts always reach me at the perfect time. Keep letting God work through you my friend

  10. Mistrytali

    deeeeep struff TRiP, not something we usually talk about. Please, keep your posts coming.

  11. E_Jaytali

    God bless you for this.. I pray you find motivation and encouragement in yur time of need… amene

  12. LoganLongtali

    I think this is very relevant in our culture today. How often do you see people at the gym for hours? malaga, 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.

    Faamanuia le atua,
    Logan Long

  13. Joshtali

    Ei,

    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

  14. MannyRuiztali

    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 :)

  15. Liamtali

    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

  16. Briantali

    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. faafetai malaga

  17. Njokitali

    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 poʻo 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!
    Faafetai malaga Lee, for letting God work through youImma read the Word more! :)

  18. Deborahtali

    Love this post! I love exercise & I love God but I know that my spiritual fitness is my priority.

    <3

  19. Ngosatali

    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!!