Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Olympic Spirituality- Wednesday Word

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. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

This is 21-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. During his training season Phelps actually spends more hours each day in water than out of it. He sticks to an amazingly strict diet and workout regimen. He is pictured above doing underwater kicking drills. In speaking about his discipline he says, "It's painful, but very effective."
Do you want to be rewarded by God? Immerse yourself in the Word. Train yourself in godliness. The training may be difficult, but the reward is worth the pain.

-HC Armstrong

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