A Disciplined Life

1 Timothy 4:6 You’ve been raised on the Message of the faith and have followed sound teaching. Now pass on this counsel to the followers of Jesus there, and you’ll be a good servant of Jesus. Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. This is why we’ve thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We’re banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.

In these verses Paul is providing some instruction to Timothy to help him lead his church. Seems that his church was much like today's, filled with spiritual flabbiness. They were undernourished and overfed. Daily workouts consisting of reading the Word of God and prayer is the best way to stay fit spiritually. And the way to stay the course is to live a disciplined life in God. You can count on that!

What are your priorities today? How are you keeping your spirit lean and your emotions in check? Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God! That leads to a disciplined life in God.