,持续锻炼

在我的一生, 我已经经历了四季的时候我一直很积极地锻炼身体. 当我在高中的时候我只是想成为足以打动女孩的buff (我失败了). 在我结婚之前的几个月里,我想对我的蜜月滩体工作. 这些天, 我只是想确保我住过去我20多岁. 我的动机已经改变了多年来, 但什么也没有改变的是那些动机多么善变是.

也许你是自然的动机外喊摸出我的朋友每天谁后他们的训练方案的图片和视频. 但是,如果你像我一样, 你的动机去向上和向下像蹦床的孩子. 如果从你的工作,并将结果永远持续, 虽然? 你会更有动力?

付出就有收获

冬奥会的最后一个月时,我被敬畏当我看到闪电般的速度和bobsledders雪板highflying. 我被他们的竞技水平印象深刻, 但我更深刻的印象,当我想到了纪律培训必须采取到那里.

在每次活动结束时,获胜的运动员站在冠军的领奖台, 他们脸上的笑容和奖牌搁在胸前, 他们收获他们的训练带来的好处. 但根据圣经, 有一个优越的一种训练,不是因为体能训练是毫无价值, 但是,因为它限制.

如果你曾经想知道是什么神想着你的锻炼, 这里的答案: 他认为这有利于有, 但有限, 值. 所以,当你运行, 做演习, 和举重, 休息的知识,它是做一件好事. 保持身体良好的状态是值得称赞的,甚至是明智的,但它一定会得到你至今.

这就是使徒保罗提摩太说::

但是什么都没有做不敬的和愚蠢的神话. 宁, 训练自己的敬虔, 为主体的训练具有有限的益处, 但敬虔是在各方面都有利, 因为它适用于现在的生活,也为生活中来的承诺.(1 蒂莫西 4:7-8)

我们可以总结一下保罗的想法就这样工作了: 体育锻炼是好的, 但精神上的训练比较好. 那是因为体力是暂时的, 而敬虔是永恒的. 当保罗谈到“对于虔诚的训练:”我想他的意思做的,让你在精神上更强大的东西. 这意味着在让你更虔诚的搞活动. 也许我们的起重圣经比起吊重量甚至不太理想, 但忽视它意味着我们错过了比身体健康更.

永远比好时刻

我们都知道,当一些持续时间更长它更可取. 没有人买车知道它会在下一个月打破. 我们宁愿买东西,持续一段时间, 因为我们将获得更多的投资. 但是,如果我们用这样对汽车的决定计算, 我们应该如何更计算约为我们的灵魂?

你经常想想你的永恒? 事实是, 我们应该想想比我们多. 毫无疑问,我们都会永远活; 问题是,永远会是个什么样子. 所以,我们现在应该做的投资, 明知后果将永远不会结束.

这应该影响我们每天都在专注于. 体育是好的, 但他们不是万能的. 你的体力可能让你进大学, 但它不会让你进入天堂. 你应该好好照顾自己的身体, 但我们有一些重的照顾. 如何健康是你的灵魂?

如何培养

上帝使我们能够建立“精神肌肉”当我们放手罪,抢夺耶稣的保持. 然后他送我们到健身房. 他慷慨地给了我们他的话, 他的人, 甚至他的耳朵. 因此,让我们阅读, 奖学金, 祷告. 运动员刻苦训练,因为他们希望得到的游戏或比赛在他们前面的准备. 他们希望能够在高水平的竞争.

我们所有的人都将面临精神测试, 试验, 和日常的战斗. 准备好了吗? 惯性不会为运动员工作,它不会为基督徒工作. 去年的读经是不够的,今年,以维持你. 我们只让它通过这场马拉松式的上帝的恩典, 但他准备我们在比赛通过我们的精神运动.

这有助于我记住,虽然体能训练的好处是有限的, 精神训练的好处是无限的. 在那些日子里,当我不喜欢祷告或阅读神的话语, 我提醒自己,好处是不小的或临时的. 它不仅帮我下周, 这将帮助我在来生. 这就是我所需要的所有动机.

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  1. Daniel DryIce Reyes回复

    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. GregBrown回复

    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. 马特回复

    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, 等等. 代替, 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. 歌罗西书 3:17

  4. Casey回复

    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. 我需要这个. God bless You and your family Trip!

  5. Donnell回复

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

    THANK YOU!

  6. MrsRondo回复

    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. 由于旅行, your timely blogs have been very inspiring, and they constantly point me back to Superstar.

  7. Tee-boy回复

    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. LoganLong回复

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

    上帝保佑,
    Logan Long

  9. 玩笑回复

    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 塞缪尔 16). God says in verse 7, “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

    Bless you,

    玩笑

  10. MannyRuiz回复

    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. Liam回复

    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. Brian回复

    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. 由于旅行

  13. Njoki回复

    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 要么 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!
    感谢李之旅, for letting God work through youImma read the Word more! :)

  14. Ngosa回复

    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!!