Monthly archive for October 2007

Train Ourselves

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well… Matthew 6:33 This month our E-Newsletter is concentrating on what it means to train ourselves. From the time we were born, we have had to learn this skill. We trained ourselves to walk, to eat with utensils and other necessary life skills. After we started to school, we trained ourselves to sit still, listen to instructions and to play well with others. All through life we must continually learn what it means to train ourselves in one area or another. When we join First Place, we train ourselves to eat healthy foods and to have a lifestyle of regular exercise. We also train ourselves to pray, have a regular time of Bible study and to memorize scripture. At some point, we trained ourselves to do everything we do well today. Doing

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Healthy Nutrition Training

Hebrews 12:11 says, No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. I don’t know if you’ve ever felt this way with regards to your eating habits, but I think we can all identify with how training our minds and bodies to be stronger (literally and figuratively) can be tedious, in the least! However, God works everything for His children’s good and has a perfect plan to prosper us and not harm us (Romans 8:28 and Jeremiah 29:11, respectively). Notice the benefits of training listed in Hebrews 12:11 – righteousness and peace. How many of us are searching for just a little peace with regards to our eating habits? Wouldn’t we all love to finally see righteousness flow out from this area of our lives? Becoming more like Christ in everything requires consistent

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Be Your Own Personal Trainer

How can you be your own Personal Trainer? Most of you probably don’t have the specific education to know exactly what exercise plan you should follow from a trainer’s perspective. But consider this—you DO know that you should exercise, and you do generally know what type of exercise you like and what doesn’t work for you. You do know how to walk, how to ride a bike, how to swim, right? You may not know all the names of the muscles groups you use, but you do know that you need to do both strength training and cardio exercise. And we all can follow a fitness DVD or a teacher in a class doing strength training! You know yourself better than anyone else. When you stop and think about it—there is a LOT you can do to be your own trainer! The thing about personal training is that it’s personal—it’s

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