Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing.
- 1 Corinthians 9:26
It's the time of year sports fans love: college and pro football are both under way; the hockey and basketball season openers aren't that far off; and, if you're very lucky, your baseball team is still in the mix for the playoffs and the World Series. Athletes have put in hours and hours of practice and training, always with an eye on decisive games and the title. If they don't take practice seriously, they get cut from the team pretty early on.
But as our country learned on this day nineteen years ago, we seldom can predict the day our final race will be run. Life isn't a practice session we can skip from time to time; we need to be serious about our spiritual training, day after day after day. Let's lace up those shoes and fill those water bottles today, confident that we have the best, most invested coach ever.
Lord, help me to add rigor and strength building to my sometimes flabby soul's regimen.
- Melanie Rigney
Courtsey Of: http://www.livingfaith.com/devotion-09-11-2020