It was another good day on the M Trail. The days are getting noticeably shorter, or I am hitting the trail earlier.
It was an M Trail Monday, nothing manic about it. Another beautiful, blue skied morning here in Montana. Blood flowing through the veins is a good thing!
I continue to pursue, spending time in the Word (Spiritual and Mental training) and moving (Physical training). Keep on keeping on and stay focused.
Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 2, Psalm 32, Psalm 62, Psalm 92, Psalm 122, Proverbs 2
Verses of Note:
“8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.” — Psalm 32:8-9
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.
The day turned out to be perfect for a BBQ. The third annual Big Sky Barbecue Festival to benefit the Montana Food Bank Network will be hosted today by Big Sky Brewery. Every $1.00 generated at today’s event, will result in seven meals for those that really need an assist. If you are in the Missoula area drop on by.
“Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea it does no good to work because somebody is going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.” — Adrian Rogers
Yesterday, I heard that one of the greatest coaches ever to coach basketball and track passed away on Sunday. Coach Jim Mathis helped a lot of young people learn how to excel in sports and in life. I was blessed to have spent time under the tutelage of this great coach. My thoughts and prayers are with Jay and Jon and their families during this time. God bless. He will be missed, but he made an impact that will be felt for generations to come.
Coach’s Creed: “Live one day at a time, run one race at a time, play one game at a time, because it may be your last one. Play Hard!”