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God's Blessings Come to the Disciplined (5 of 7)
I Timothy 4:7
40 Days of blessing
God wants to bless you!
God blesses the obedient!
God blesses the generous!
God blesses the confident!
Now - God blesses the disciplined!
I Timothy 4:7 (Ph)
"Take the time and the trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit."
To enjoy the fullness of God's Blessings it requires establishing certain habits or disciplines. Disciplines are required to achieve anything worthwhile in life. A man walked up to a vending machine, put in a coin, pressed the buttons labeled, "coffee, double cream, sugar." No cup appeared, but the nozzles went into action sending forth coffee, cream and sugar. After the proper amounts had gone down the drain, the machine turned off. "Now that's real automation," said the man. "This thing even drinks it for you." That is just how some people want their faith. They want to make a deposit, put in some money and let the rest be taken care of automatically. But, there is no such thing as automated growth and blessing. A relationship with God requires the effort of personal discipline.
There is a lot of emphasis on physical exercise and being physically fit. But the Bible says that spiritual fitness if far more important than physical fitness. We're in a series on experiencing God's blessing! To experience God's blessing you need to be Spiritually Fit, are you spiritually fit?
Why should I take the time? 1 Tim 4:8-9 TLB
So exercise yourself spiritually, and practice being a better Christian because that will help you not only now in this life, but in the next life too.
• This life brings the blessing of God!
• In the next life it brings you the rewards of God!
There is value and you can be fit. How can I be spiritually fit? By the exercise of spiritual habits.
There are four indispensable spiritual habits highly effective people have. They've done studies of effective people, successful people, people who hav ...
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