February 14th, 2014 | By admin
By Katt Anderson
Most of us have watched some of the Olympic Games on television this past week. We are all amazed at the strength and disciple of the athletics. Their dedication to their sport is exceptional. It comes with a lot of training and time management to get to the Gold.
In our Christian life, we must also train and have discipline. Time management is very important. We have to realize what is most important to us each day. Just like the Olympic athletics have a set time to practice and hone their craft, we should also. I know I’ve said this more than once, but it is good to set times for Bible study. The athletics have set a practice time for years. They set a time to study and practice their craft. We, as Christians, need to set a time to study the Bible and know what it says.
The apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 talks of the Christian life as a race. Like someone running a race, we should discipline ourselves to do all in our power to win. As we’ve seen, someone in a race didn’t show up at the Olympics and enter the races without first learning the sport and training to compete. Today we are competing against the Devil, not a time clock. To win against the Devil, we must discipline our mind with the Word of God.
To start your training of a Christian and the reward, or medal, you will receive, you need to start today. Begin be setting a time of Bible study, prayer and doing good deeds. Make sure you attend all services of the church. When you read the Bible, study what it says. I’ve used several different versions through the yeasr, but my favorite is the New American Standard Version. If you have an electronic device, you can get free downloads. The meaning of the words are clearer. It’s easier for me to understand. I finished Numbers today and I enjoyed it more than I ever have by reading in the NASV.
Try training for one month. At the end of that month, you should be a more dedicated Christian. I know it helps to keep Satan away.