For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)
Have you ever found yourself trying to convince God of all that you have changed in your life for Him so that you could hopefully get the change you want from Him? I know I have, honestly the changes I want Him to make benefit me more for right now then they do for all of eternity. I want the physical value to look better and to feel better.
I think we act like we are Godly if it gets us what we want. It sounds like this, “God if you take this pain away, I promise I’ll thank you every day.” We have to stop making God promises we can’t keep or more importantly making promises that have no eternal value to them. God’s promises have more than just present value, but eternal value. Do you want God to bless you in this life or for all eternity?
God show me what you value and the promises you have for me today. Amen.