• “Keep on running even when you have had a fall. The victory wreath is won by him who does not stay down, but always gets up again, grasps the banner of faith and keeps on running in the assurance that Jesus is Victor.” – Basilea Schlink

A Little Profit by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/29/11

“All right, this is the year, baby, I’m gonna start running every day. Yeah, I think I’ll even train for a marathon. I’m going to start by jogging over to the refrigerator, I guess.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The apostle Paul wrote to his younger friend, Timothy, and said, “Bodily exercise profits a little.” My dad used to remind us that exercise wasn’t the most important thing in life, but at least it did profit a little.

I’ve found that a habit of walking for exercise does have some profit for health reasons. But I’ve found another reason. Physical disciplines—the way we eat, drink, and exercise—lay a practical foundation for other disciplines in our lives.

I find that being consistent in the little things, like exercise, helps me be more consistent in bigger disciplines—things like being morally pure.

At the start of a new year, what habits can you form that will lay a foundation for a disciplined and godly life?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Jesus died as He had lived: praying, forgiving, loving, sacrificing, trusting, quoting Scripture. If I die as I have lived, how will I die?” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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