For physical training is of some value, but godliness (spiritual training) is of value in everything and in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
How is your spiritual training going?
If a long distance runner does not practice almost every day he is not able to compete. If instead of practicing and listening to his coaches he spends his time at the bar drinking beer there is no way he can compete in any race and there is certainly no way he will finish it. Everybody watching him will laugh at him.
So too it is with the Christian race.
We need to train every day to get stronger. We train by at the beginning of every day praying.
Praying consists of three parts: To begin with we thank Jehovah for all the blessing He has bestowed upon us both big and small while apologizing for the sins we have committed both big and small.
The second part is to pray for Jehovahs will to be done in our daily lives not our own and for help to accomplish this.
The third part is to be praying for others. Joseph- Anthony: Green
The next part is asking Jehovah to bless us with wisdom while reading His instruction manual for this race, it is called the Bible and obeying what He reveals for us (write it down to contemplate upon it through out the day).
Finally we need to pray that Jehovah blesses us with Godly wise men and women to be our mentors to teach and encourage us in this race ( of course that means we are to be mentors to those who are not as progressed in the race as we are).
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for always being with me a listening when I approach You in prayer. I am humbled that one as great as You desires to listen to me and talk with me through constant prayer. I exalt You in the name of He who taught us the best way to pray Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.