“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.”
We all have a battle to fight. It’s not easy, but it’s good. It’s good, because God through Christ has already given us the victory. Even still it’s easy to give up in the midst of the fight. It still takes work and effort to stay in a fight that is already fixed in your favor.
What does it take to fight a fight that has already been won for you? It takes discipline. An athlete spends the least time in the actual game. They spend more time in the gym working out and practicing than they do in the actual game. What that means is training is critical to your performance.
Training is what develops us into full maturity. It’s the constant and consistent training that prepares us and keeps us ready in season and out of season. I’ve sang in a choir and those of you who have can testify that you do more with a song in rehearsal than when you sing on Sunday. You take sections of a song and go over them over and over again to make sure they’re right.
It is this constant repetition that helps you to perfect it. As believers it’s not the big and flashy things that we need to focus on. Leading a song or preaching in front of thousands. Whether or not God has that planned for you is not the important thing. It is the time you spend alone with God in prayer and learning His Word so that when you go before men you can put the love of God in display and present Jesus as He is.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful.”
It is the discipline of prayer and constantly meditating on God’s word that helps us to renew our minds and live disciplined lives exemplify Christ. So train. Training will build your endurance for the actual fight. Then the icing on the cake is that you know Christ has already given you the victory.
That leads us to our Throwback Theology Song of the Week. It comes from hip hop soul artist Sean C. Johnson. This is from his 2009 project “Simply A Vessel Vol. 2: Faithful.” The featured track is “It Ain’t Worth It.” Tune into the Trackstarz show this week to hear DJ Jeremaya spin this for the Throwback Theology Song of the Day. Until next time…
Peace and blessings,