Tuesday, September 29 2020
Happy end of September to you. It is officially fall! That is so great, its one of the best times of the year. Changing seasons, leaves, fire pits, stouts, roasting s’mores, camping, hunting, football and on and on.
I hope that you have been able to get outside and enjoy God’s creation. I hope that you have gotten your family outside to soak in the glory and majesty that lies all around us. Oh, how easy it is to forsake the landscape of our lives. Don’t do it. Don’t let it happen. You know better! You are better! Take the time to make it happen to the best of your ability, trust me its so much more rewarding…start today, STOP, rest and smell the roses.
This past weekend I trained. Trained in some heady mental and physical exercises. It was good, it was hard and a challenge, it was worth it and I want to do it again.
To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf. - Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris
When’s the last time you trained for something? A skill either widely or rarely used? A competition? A big presentation?
Do you consider the areas of your life that you have to train in? Or better yet the areas of your life you need to train your wife and kids in?
How about training your employees or co-workers?
Or for my few friends who recently got puppies, now you’re training puppies and kids!…
I’d contend we are all training. We are all training for THAT day. Its different for each of us but then it’s also the same.
In life our experiences will all be different leading up to THAT day when we will either succeed or fail based on our training for the big event. And the big event will be different for each of us as well.
The event could be family oriented, or business oriented, a competition, some type of test or rite of passage, perhaps just a normal day and execution of the basics…it all depends on where we are and who we’re with.
Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
What about the most important day? What about the day that’s your last?
Are you training for that day? Are you training your wife and kids for theirs?
No matter your theology and belief systems we will all have our last day on Earth.
Does your training give you access to eternal life?
Does your training acknowledge your chief end? To Glorify God daily is that answer if your fuzzy on it.
1 Timothy 4:7-8 - Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather 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.
So men the challenge for you today should you accept is this: take one step to training yourself to be the man of God you were designed to be.
What do you have to lose? Nothing. What do you have to gain? Everything in Eternity.
Go For It!
Don’t Fear That Day!!!
Jonathan E. Kennedy Jr.