I recently received an email with the subject line “Train Today, Triumph Tomorrow”. The email which happened to be attempting to persuade me to purchase soccer gear, shoes and apparel was full of nice catchy images like this:
Although it did not inspire me to buy shoes, it did inspire me to capture the images and share them with you. Those two slogans, “Train today to triumph tomorrow” and “Train Hard, Win Easy” can be applied to our daily walks as well. They call to the need to prepare our physical bodies. I remind you to prepare your spirit mind. Each day, progressing a little big more down the path, growing and becoming more and more prepare for whatever spiritual battles lie in front of you. That doesn’t mean we will be perfect, although my dad always said ‘perfect practice makes perfect’, a line he borrowed from some basketball coach name Lehman, I think. Anyway, lets do it. Train today, so we will triumph tomorrow!
12 So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship. 2 Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. Romans 12:1-2 (NCV)