Countdown 112 Days
First of all, this is a gross word- ‘SWEAT’. It’s also a weird word to look at. My brain wants to see it as SWEET, or SEAT with a “W” that doesn’t quite belong.
Sweat- as in perspiration. Yeaahhh, now you’ve got it! INSTANT visual of what the word means.
Webster defines SWEAT like so –
to excrete moisture in visible quantities through the openings of the sweat glands.
It’s an unclean thing. It’s natural though right?
Imagine if I replaced the word sweat in a sentence with the definition…
So, today I “excreted some moisture in visible quantities”, while engaging in a short, but strenuous physical challenge.
BIG DEAL… I mean, hey, I perspired, and that’s good. I need physical training,
I want to be physically fit!!!
But guess what? IT’S NOT EVERYTHING.
One day my body will die. I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but I know its’ ultimate earthly destiny is the grave.
So why should I care about it? Maybe I want to up my chances of a longer life, but life is unpredictable. Maybe I want to look good, but every day I’m aging, getting older, decaying really.
But my spirit…it will live on. And it only goes 1 of 2 places.
Everyone is dying. It’s a process many struggle to meddle with, but it cannot be stopped.
(Wow this just got morbid…sorry.)
I had a mental readjustment…
(adding another goal to the priority list)
I need it. I desire it. I am a servant to the Almighty God, and I have to be ready to speak a word to the weary, to have my ear opened to His teachings, His training sessions.
1 Timothy 4:8 says,
“For physical training is of SOME value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in EVERYTHING and in EVERY WAY, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come.”
My trainer is the One whose sweat was drops of blood.
I certainly have lots more to learn.
Who is training you?