BIBLE READING: 1 Timothy 4:6 - 10 6 If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed. 7 Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives' tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. 8 "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." 9 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it. 10 This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.
BLOG: I have always enjoyed a good cup of coffee. I'm not as snobbish as some are, but I have to say I've don't like bad, weak, swill (I mean coffee.) Now I don't drink it like I used to, thank you kidney stones, but I still have a few cups every day. Each cup means something.
I have my first cup with my morning devotions. My second cup as soon as I get to work. Then another cup after lunch. I am drinking that one right now.
What's my point? Each cup represents something that I do every day. The first cup slows me down to consider what I am praying about. What am I reading from God's Word.
My second cup makes me stop and center my day before life happens.
The third up forces me to stop for a few minutes and breathe. I'm half-way through my day, and I need to take a "coffee break."
Titus 2:7, NKJV. "In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility."
A pattern of good works. Develop good habits that help you keep the faith, be productive, and stop too, "smell the roses." If you choose good habits, you'll automatically reject the bad habits that will ruin your life.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to develop the good habits that my life needs to honor You. AMEN