Monthly archive for July 2016

Healthy Nutrition Training

Healthy Nutrition Training

Hebrews 12:11:  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 effort

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Do it Again and Again

Do it Again and Again

Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.  1 Timothy 4:7 A dear friend of mine was an ice dancer and spent countless hours on the rink doing the same four-minute routine again and again. I noticed that others would even break down the free dance and do a specific lift or jump that may only be 10 seconds long, dozens of times. Why? Because amateurs train until they get it right, while professionals train until they can’t get it wrong. The question before us today is, “Are we amateur Christians who do just enough to get by, or are we professional Christians who train ourselves to be godly?” To train ourselves in godliness takes three things: knowledge, practice and coaching. Obviously, the most logical place to gain knowledge about godliness is through the study of God’s Word. But we can

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My Trainer is Available 24/7

My Trainer is Available 24/7

Hiring a personal trainer has become a very popular way for people to meet fitness goals. Lots of people are finally experiencing success. A trainer can help encourage you to do the things you may not want to do. A personal trainer can challenge you to do more than you even thought possible. A great picture of this is watching Carole Lewis do her strength training in the gym at Houston’s First Baptist Church. She is pushing heavy 15 pound weights over her head and is just about at her limit. Her trainer gently lays a hand on her arm and says “one more” and Carole does it! That is what a trainer can do for you. My problem is that I need this kind of encouragement in every area of my life—all the time. As a fitness professional, I have seen all kinds of trainers with different techniques. There

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