Think back with me about seven-and-a-half months ago. It was the first of the year, and you were making those New Year's resolutions. How has that turned out for you? Have you lost those extra 10, 20, 30 or so pounds that you said you would? Have you been as financially disciplined as you promised?
If you are like me, once we get the cold northern winds and cloudy, windy days, all I want to do is sit and veg on the couch. It helps if I have some hot bread and gumbo (or anything else that will warm me up). The problem is that I do not do much physical exercise to keep the weight off me. I also have noticed that if I am not physically disciplined, then it is harder to be disciplined in other areas of my life.
Does that describe you? Wait. Think about it for a moment. Do you need some discipline in your physical fitness, mental fitness, financial fitness or other areas? Did you know that God gives us practical instructions for these things? When is the last time you checked God's word concerning any of these issues?
Let me also invite you to join us at First Baptist in Port Aransas for the next four weeks to hear how God invites us to be disciplined in these areas of our life. If you do not go to church anywhere, come and hear our new series, "God's Whole Body Gym".
William Campbell is pastor at First Baptist Church of Port Aransas.