Tag Archives: spiritual self discipline

Self-Discipline vs. Motivation

Titus 2: 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, A Norwegian researcher, Gro Jordalen, took on an interesting study, Self-Discipline vs. Motivation in Sports, where she interviewed World Championship and Olympic medalists, as well as emerging elite winter athletes aged 16-20.  Her […]

Pollution Protection

James 1  27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world  I saw a picture recently of a mother and her young son walking through Tiananmen Square, Beijing China, wearing surgical masks over their mouth […]

The Art of Waiting

Psalm 40:1  I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.   One of the most difficult things to learn is the fine art of waiting, particularly when you are younger.  We are naturally wired to want to satisfy a desire immediately or at least meet the want quickly. Athletes […]

Here am I. Send me!

Isaiah 6:8 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” As Christians we may often picture God with a list of special tasks and then a corresponding list of his people to accomplish the tasks.  Within this view […]

The Matthew Effect

Matthew 25:29 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. David Epstein published an interesting read entitled “The Sports Gene” which investigates the question of whether elite athletes are genetic freaks or simply normal people who overcome […]