Are we feeling healthier as we begin the first day of February? Considering how quickly January passed into history is frightening, especially when considering the spiritual health development needed for our future relationship with God and His church.
A healthy physical and spiritual approach to life provides the benefit of extending life. The benefit of this extension on a spiritual level is eternal in nature.
Paul phrased it this way in his letter to Timothy, “bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Ti. 4:8).
Developing the habits for a godly life require at least three necessities: 1) constant nourishment in sound doctrine, 2) avoiding a worldly focus, and 3) discipline in godliness.
We are left asking, “how?”
We are encouraged to develop a mental habit to avoid distractions that move us away from God. The task is not easy. What works for one may not work for another. We need a reminder to bring us back to focus. If there is something that works for you, please share.