Spiritual Muscle in 2016

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…for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1Tim4:7

As I look ahead to 2016, I need to get in better shape. I played some pickup basketball on Christmas day and it about killed me. I use to jog a lot and I’ve fallen out of the habit. I need to quit eating a 4th meal at 9:30pm–it’s like there’s an actual Blue “Bell” that rings every night and beckons me to eat! Also, sometimes my sleep patterns are absurd. I continue to tell myself that sleep is overrated, but it’s not. People need sleep! I plan to make better health choices in 2016. Health choices are important and should not be neglected. But bodily training, physical health is not what I need most*. The thing I need to take care of most this year and every year, is not my body, but my soul. As Paul told Timothy godliness is essential today and will carry over into eternity.

As you and look toward a new year, we should ask, how can I experience SPIRITUAL GROWTH in 2016? Spiritual disciplines are VERY important and should not be neglected. 

Here are some helpful resources that can foster your growth in godliness in 2016:

What Are Spiritual Disciplines — a great introduction to spiritual disciplines and their value.

A great Bible reading plan. Print this off, check the boxes, and track your progress. Follow this link.

Resolved: To Read the Bible. Great post on the WHY and HOW of a journey in the Word. (reading plans included)

10 Questions To Ask New Years Resolutions – a guide to keeping our desires for change focused on God.

 

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