While attending seminary many years ago (none of your business) I formed several good and Godly habits.  I wish I could say it was because I had the where-with-all to do so.  That is not the case.  I learned through preparing to teach a group of teenagers and through one particular seminary course.

  • I had been asked to teach a group of 8th-grade guys how to have a devotional life. (A quiet time, alone with the lord, in the morning.)  I had practiced a devotional time years prior but had never really had someone teach me.  As I prepared to teach them how I learned specifics about why it was so vital and made it a daily priority.  God has honored this spiritual discipline through the years.  It is THE KEY to growing and maturing in my personal relationships with Jesus Christ.  I do not do it because I am a Pastor.  I do it because I am a Christian.  I’m telling you, if you want to know a habit that is lifechanging, this is it!  Get a bible, a devotional book, and a journal and start yesterday.  It’ll change your life!
  • The best class I had while in seminary was The Aerobics Program for a Total Well-Being.  I learned the value of exercise and diet.  I must say, I’ve excelled in exercising and struggled in my overall eating plan.  The key to exercising is realistic goals and consistency.  The key to eating right is balance.  Both can be done and help provide more energy to accomplish daily tasks.  If you sense you are WAY behind on these, I suggest joining the YMCA and get help.

PLEASE ASK ME PERSONALLY IF YOU NEED MORE INFO ON EITHER ONE OF THE ABOVE TOPICS… There are things I can’t help you with. (I.e. Car repairs, technology, carpentry, and other things)  But I can actually assist you with your devotional life and your physical well-being.  Here’s at least one verse that supports the topics…

Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.  ~1 Timothy 4:8