THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim).
I do not box like one beating the air and striking without
But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly,
discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that
after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things
pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not
stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a
1 Corinthians 9:26, 27
I don’t know about you but as a writer there is always
this urge to share everything I learn! It has been something
that has been a continual fight to be honest.
“What to share, and what not to share” is the constant
question I ask myself. I have won at times and I have lost.
The issue is not just in sharing but am I living out what I share?
Do I live what I preach? Get the drift?
I don’t ever want to get caught up in sharing for the sake
of it without ever looking at my life and trying to marry the
two things, what I say and what I do.
As leaders we need to do everything in our power to make
sure our actions are matching up with what we are speaking.
What we say and what we do should go hand in hand.
Paul didn’t want to be disqualified from the race because of this
very same thing. He didn’t want to get to a place where after
showing people the way, he couldn’t enter himself because
his actions didn’t match his words!
Thank God we are not alone to do this. The Holy Spirit is here
to help us. We must humble ourselves and ask for His help.
He doesn’t want us to fail, to miss heaven. He wants us to
bring as many people as we can to the kingdom.
Thank God we have the Holy Spirt to help us.
We are not alone in this. He is helping us…..
So as I end, remember to live what you preach!
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Easier said than done! You have written what’s on my mind, more importantly provided a solution – The Holy Spirit. Thank you
It is definitely easier said than done!! Without the Holy Spirit we will fail….
God bless you brother!
My friend, great reminder and encouragement from the Word today. It was much needed (as any reminder of the Bible is). I’m glad to see that we are still connected. I thought I had lost you for a little bit but I think I was just confused between two separate blogs. Take care!
Good to hear from you man. It surely is a great reminder to us all. We all want to win the prize and not be disqualified!!
Reblogged this on Real About Life and commented:
Do my words and actions marry?
Thank you so much for the reblog…!
Blessings to you!
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Great word for all of us today, Rolain.
Thank you Susan.
Walk the talk indeed. That’s how we should live it. 🙂
Yes and amen!!