,持續鍛煉

在我的一生, 我已經經歷了四季的時候我一直很積極地鍛煉身體. 當我在高中的時候我只是想成為足以打動女孩的buff (我失敗了). 在我結婚之前的幾個月裡,我想對我的蜜月灘體工作. 這些天, 我只是想確保我住過去我20多歲. 我的動機已經改變了多年來, 但什麼也沒有改變的是那些動機多麼善變是.

也許你是自然的動機外喊摸出我的朋友每天誰後他們的訓練方案的圖片和視頻. 但是,如果你像我一樣, 你的動機去向上和向下像蹦床的孩子. 如果從你的工作,並將結果永遠持續, 雖然? 你會更有動力?

付出就有收穫

冬奧會的最後一個月時,我被敬畏當我看到閃電般的速度和bobsledders雪板highflying. 我被他們的競技水平印象深刻, 但我更深刻的印象,當我想到了紀律培訓必須採取到那裡.

在每次活動結束時,獲勝的運動員站在冠軍的領獎台, 他們臉上的笑容和獎牌擱在胸前, 他們收穫他們的訓練帶來的好處. 但根據聖經, 有一個優越的一種訓練,不是因為體能訓練是毫無價值, 但是,因為它限制.

如果你曾經想知道是什麼神想著你的鍛煉, 這裡的答案: 他認為這有利於有, 但有限, 值. 所以,當你運行, 做演習, 和舉重, 休息的知識,它是做一件好事. 保持身體良好的狀態是值得稱讚的,甚至是明智的,但它一定會得到你至今.

這就是使徒保羅提摩太說::

但是什麼都沒有做不敬的和愚蠢的神話. 寧, 訓練自己的敬虔, 為主體的訓練具有有限的益處, 但敬虔是在各方面都有利, 因為它適用於現在的生活,也為生活中來的承諾.(1 蒂莫西 4:7-8)

我們可以總結一下保羅的想法就這樣工作了: 體育鍛煉是好的, 但精神上的訓練比較好. 那是因為體力是暫時的, 而敬虔是永恆的. 當保羅談到“對於虔誠的訓練:”我想他的意思做的,讓你在精神上更強大的東西. 這意味著在讓你更虔誠的搞活動. 也許我們的起重聖經比起吊重量甚至不太理想, 但忽視它意味著我們錯過了比身體健康更.

永遠比好時刻

我們都知道,當一些持續時間更長它更可取. 沒有人買車知道它會在下一個月打破. 我們寧願買東西,持續一段時間, 因為我們將獲得更多的投資. 但是,如果我們用這樣對汽車的決定計算, 我們應該如何更計算約為我們的靈魂?

你經常想想你的永恆? 事實是, 我們應該想想比我們多. 毫無疑問,我們都會永遠活; 問題是,永遠會是個什麼樣子. 所以,我們現在應該做的投資, 明知後果將永遠不會結束.

這應該影響我們每天都在專注於. 體育是好的, 但他們不是萬能的. 你的體力可能讓你進大學, 但它不會讓你進入天堂. 你應該好好照顧自己的身體, 但我們有一些重的照顧. 如何健康是你的靈魂?

如何培養

上帝使我們能夠建立“精神肌肉”當我們放手罪,搶奪耶穌的保持. 然後他送我們到健身房. 他慷慨地給了我們他的話, 他的人, 甚至他的耳朵. 因此,讓我們閱讀, 獎學金, 禱告. 運動員刻苦訓練,因為他們希望得到的遊戲或比賽在他們前面的準備. 他們希望能夠在高水平的競爭.

我們所有的人都將面臨精神測試, 試驗, 和日常的戰鬥. 準備好了嗎? 慣性不會為運動員工作,它不會為基督徒工作. 去年的讀經是不夠的,今年,以維持你. 我們只讓它通過這場馬拉松式的上帝的恩典, 但他準備我們在比賽通過我們的精神運動.

這有助於我記住,雖然體能訓練的好處是有限的, 精神訓練的好處是無限的. 在那些日子裡,當我不喜歡禱告或閱讀神的話語, 我提醒自己,好處是不小的或臨時的. 它不僅幫我下週, 這將幫助我在來生. 這就是我所需要的所有動機.

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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. 馬特回复

    我同意. 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. 歌羅西書 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. 我需要這個. 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. 由於旅行, 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. 喬希回复

    嘿,

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

    Bless you,

    喬希

  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. 利亞姆回复

    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. 由於旅行

  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!
    感謝李之旅, 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!!