M Trail – July 1, 2012

Well, I am happy to say that the sun did not go down this day without me tackling the M.  This afternoon I went up through the back door and came down through the front door.  It is good to be moving and pursuing better health and fitness.

This pursuit has gotten me thinking about what Paul penned in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.

“24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

How critical it is that we be obedient to our calling as His children and that we discipline ourselves to continually prepare our bodies, minds and souls for His work. That is why it is essential that we spend time in His Word (Spiritual and Mental training) and moving (Physical training) everyday. Yet, I realize that I can do nothing without “Christ who strengthens me.” Lord, please help me to stay focused on you. Amen.