“Godliness Training at the Sanctification Spa” – Sandra Fischer
. . .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 1Timothy 7b-8 ESV.
The apostle Paul wrote Timothy about the importance and superiority of godliness training. Here are ideas for such training at the Holy Spirit’s “Sanctification Spa”:
Warm-up by breathing in each morning as you awake in gratitude to God.
Apply the balm of God’s promises, getting that faithlift, which smooths out any wrinkles of doubt and fear facing you.
Exercise your mind by doing 5 reps of memorizing a scripture 3 times a day.
Walk in step with the Spirit to build up your faith stamina.
Run to God when you need help to strengthen your heart; then, rest in Him for His care and comfort.
Crunch the temptation to sin.
Jog your memory by recalling all the times God has met your needs, then thank Him.
Stretch your spiritual muscles by sharing your faith in Christ with others.
Pull-up to the curb at church each week to join in Christian fellowship.
Sit-up and take notice during sermons and Sunday school lessons to tone flabby faith.
Jump at the chance to share the gospel of Jesus Christ whenever and wherever the opportunity arises.
Bend your knees and heart in prayer often.
Chin-up when trials come by trusting God’s providence.
Workout your salvation daily as God works in you to shape you into Christ’s image.
Training also includes subscribing to a good diet--feeding on the Bread of Life, drinking in the Living Water and being the Salt of the Earth to the world.
LORD, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit as our personal trainer for godliness in Christ.
Sandra is a Faithwriters Platinum member, author of “Seasons in the Garden.” Contact