You are like an athlete
I love watching the Olympic Games - both the Summer and Winter ones. Those athletes have devoted their lives to their sport. They train for hours, eat healthy food, and get plenty of sleep. They started as beginners but got better. They fell down a lot, but they got back up and tried again. A lot of Christians wonder why they’re not living a victorious Christian life - I’m not talking about worldly health, wealth and prosperity, but a fruitful Christian life. You can’t expect to win the race if you’re not doing the training. It would be a bit like me joining the Olympic snowboarding team (which is highly unlikely given that I have never snowboarded in my life and live 2000km away from the closest snow). It would be unrealistic to expect to win a gold medal if I didn’t do the training. 1 Corinthians 9:24 says, You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! The Bible uses the example of running because it was an illustration that everyone would understand and snowboarding didn't exist in Bible times, but the principle is the same. If you want to get good at something you have to train. Training for a Christian involves reading your Bible, prayer, service, worship, and other spiritual disciplines. How can you improve you spiritual fitness this week?
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