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1 Tim 4:8 Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future. TEV
ILL.- Mark Twain once said, "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not." In some ways, this is true. When it comes to our health, most of us would like to improve. We’d like to lose weight, get fitter, feel better, have more energy, etc.
ILL.- Doctor to patient: "Sorry, but right now you’re not in good enough shape to get in shape." Can we change? Can we get better? Healthier? Yes, better health is attainable for almost everyone. But it must be a change of the lifestyle..
Let’s think about some steps to spiritual improvement.
1- Examination (examine your life) 1 Tim 5:24-25, II Cor. 13:5 NIV
2 Tim 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,. NKJV
2- Execution (execute your plans) Prov. 16:3, Ps. 20:4 NIV
Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
God had a plan. He wanted to create something beautiful. He created heaven and earth and He created you and me. Something beautiful. Yes, we are. Yes, His creation is beautiful.
When God planned for creation He didn’t stand around with his thumbs in his pockets. He said, "Let there be light and there was light." He executed His plans. He went to work. He created. He invented. He brought things into existence out of nothing. People who make progress in life plan for it. God had a plan and He executed His plan.

3- Exhaustion (exhaust your energy) Ps 37:25 II Tim. 4:7
ILL.- Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village who walked by an old man sitting beside a fence. In a rather patronizing way, one tourist asked, "Were any great men born in this village?" The old man replied, "Nope, only babies." No one is born great. Some people are born into wealthy families. But no person is born great.
Paul fought the good fight of the faith to the end of his life. He kept running the race all his life. Some people quit the faith race far too soon.

In order to make spiritual progress we must continue to exhaust ourselves in living for Christ.

Rev. 2:10 KJV Jesus said, "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." We need to live out the faith all the days of our lives.
We all need to improve in certain ways and the most important improvement we can make is spiritual improvement.

II Pet. 3:18 "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..."

Pastor Michael Moore
Azusa StreetRiders
West Region Chaplain
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