Agonizing Discipline

“But I beat down my body, and bring it into subjection” . . . a reminder from 2019’s “no dairy, no sugar” fast!

the scarlett road

As I focus on a “no dairy, no sugar” fast for the month of September, I’m striving to be d.i.s.c.i.p.l.i.n.e.d. It seems when we become adults, we downplay it in ourselves but expect it of our children. However, if we modeled a disciplined life in front of our kids, I dare say they would fall in-line much quicker.

A disciplined life shows the world we are fighting to win. It’s bringing our thoughts and actions into subjection to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the Christian race, we aren’t matched against opponents but rather we “compete” against ourselves. We can all be winners if we run in such a way as to win the prize (2 Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

“Competes”
is a translation of agonidzomai from
which we get the English word “agonizes.”
To receive the prize of our Lord’s “well done” we need to…

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