What’s Your Godliness Training Plan?
It’s not uncommon for people to have a diet plan or a workout plan. Especially at the beginning of a new year, millions of people make plans to train their body.
Part of the reason it’s so common to have a diet or workout plan is because most people know that if they don’t have some sort of plan to lose weight and/or to workout, that they won’t.
Benjamin Franklin said “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” and Antoine de Saint-Exupery said that “A goal without a plan is a wish.”
Although many Christians believe these things to be true when it relates to physical training, unfortunately many don’t apply these principles to spiritual training.
The apostle Paul said it best in his first letter to Timothy:
“Train yourself for godliness; 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.” 1 Tim 4:7-8
If we plan for things that have “some value”, how much more should we plan for things that have “value in every way”, in both this life and the life to come?
What is your godliness training plan?
Do you have one?
Paul goes on to say the following in a subsequent letter to Timothy:
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16-17
So Paul commands us to train ourselves and then points out the specific, useful tool that God has given us to accomplish our training: the bible.
So what’s your plan to get in the bible? What’s your training plan?
If you’re serious about training yourself to be Godly, then you should be serious about getting into the bible.
What are you going to read or study? When are you going to do it? How often? What time? How long?
Consider reading through the bible in a year. Study something you want to improve in. Practice bible meditation. Pick a portion of scripture and keep rereading it over a period of time.
Your options are endless.
Don’t let yourself get spiritually lazy this year.
Get a plan and start training!
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About Josh Christophersen
Josh is a software engineer, church planter, and blogger with a passion for helping people do their life well. He lives in KC with his wife and 7 kids.