Are you health-conscious? With all the emphasis today on diet and exercise, how could you not be aware of the effects of what you eat and how active you are physically?

As we grow older, our bodies don’t work like they used to. Perhaps you have tried the vitamins, supplements, and diets. Walking, jogging, pickleball, tennis, golf, hiking, and visiting the health facilities are ways many attempt to stay in shape.

Taking care of our bodies is good stewardship. It is important to take care of what he gives us in a way that honors Him, whether it be our bodies, money, or skills.

Likely you have placed a high priority on your health. The money you spend on doctors, recreation, or a health facility reveal this priority. So let me ask you, have your put an even higher priority on training in godliness?

On the driving range, some seek to find that swing than can consistently make good shots on the course. I see many people regularly walking the golf course paths early in the morning or late in the evening.

Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.

1 Timothy 4:8 NLT

“Training” is the word from which we derive “gymnasium.” The word refers to “bodily disciplines.” These are good for a while but godliness is good now and forever!

“If I teach my son to keep his eye on the ball but fail to teach him to keep his eyes on Christ, I have failed as a father.” Voddie Baucham

So, are you also pursuing spiritual disciplines that make you more like the Lord Jesus Christ? Jesus said,

Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7 NLT

Are you as persistent in pursuing “training in godliness” as you are physical health? What is the goal? The goal is that we be conformed to the image of the Son of God, Jesus. (Romans 8:29)

Please join us in this pursuit with our Spring emphasis: “The Cry for Revival.” We will meet Sunday-Wednesday, April 17-20 with guest speaker Terry Bostick and worship leader Larry Grayson. Meet with us Sunday at 9am, evenings at 6:30pm, and Monday-Wednesday at Noon for a light lunch and brief worship time.

Logon to BalboaBaptist.Church, click “Media” for more Fresh Bread or Sunday sermons. Worship with us Sunday, 9am.


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Pastor Denny

Pastor, Husband, Father, PawPa

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