Friday, April 24, 2009

Training to be Godly

One of my favorite Bible verses is 1 Timothy 4:7-8. It says, "Have nothing to do with godless myths an old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come" (NIV).

I cannot exercise like I used to in the past. I can no longer swim three miles a day. I cannot ice skate and do jumps and spins. I can no longer physically train my body. Some days a one minute drive to the thrift store and 15 minutes of shopping (while sitting most of the time) is my exercise for the day. On other days simply getting out of bed and getting dressed is a big accomplishment.

While I do wish I could exercise and train my body again, I realize that this is not the most important thing. There is something I can do that is even more important, and it has value not only for now, but for the future. My body may be physically disabled, but I can still work on growing in godliness. I can work daily on growing closer to the Lord and becoming a godly woman, a godly wife, and a godly mother. Physical training is valuable, but godliness is of much more value.

12 comments:

Mary Prado said...

Rachel--you seem like a beautiful person. You have a lot of love and it exudes in your posts.Best regards---MJ

Jess said...

What a wonderful post. You are definitely inspiring me today. Thank you. :)

Krissy said...

This is beautifully written =]

Leslie said...

Rachel,

Stopping in from SITS. I will be praying for you to have a good day today!

Jen said...

I needed to hear that verse today! Thank you so much for reminding me of the importance of being a Godly woman! You truly are a gift from God, Thank you!

Jen

emily said...

Thank you for the reminder today...of how much we still can 'do', but more importantly 'be', even when we are disabled. I've been really feeling beaten down in that way lately. Thanks girlfriend!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

You are such an example. Your faith shines so bright...love it!

~Kim

Amy said...

Thanks for the encouragement today Rachel! You have been such an inspiration to me- not only today, but every time I read your blog, you point me in the direction of Jesus. You are an amazing woman!

Cassandra said...

Great blog Rachel! You are definitely an inspiration!

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I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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Mimi said...

Great post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping to make my SITS day special!

wenderful said...

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my sits day today! I had ginormous fun.

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