One-Arm Pushups

When I was younger I wanted to learn how to do one arm pushups so I began reading books by experts.  All the systems I studied had a common principle of doing pushups… regularly, daily, several times a day, day in day out, for weeks.  I learned that, “if something is important, do it everyday”.

So I started doing simple pushups off a desk and, by making the push up variations progresssively more difficult, I eventually achieved the one arm push up!  People who can do amazing things have spent hours practising.  As ‘practice’ is key to physical health, so it is for spiritual health.

“…be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and the good teaching that you have followed. But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths.

Rather, train yourself in godliness, for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”

 1 Tim 4:6-8

We need to nourish ourselves by continually feeding on and practising God’s Word.  We need to train ourselves daily, day in day out, week in week out, year in year out.  Did you know that if you read your Bible for only 15minutes a day, you would be spending 78hrs straight with God per year!  If you practise anything for 78hrs you will get good at it.

If it is important; do it everyday!  Choose a Christian trait and practise it everyday.  If it is unimportant, why do it everyday?  Get off the TV or computer and get into God.

Denis Oliver