Why am I always after the men of disciple to be working out? Is it because I personally think its a good idea? Is it because I want disciples to be big strong muscular men who grab the attention and respect of other motorcycle club members? These things may sound good, but they're not anything to do with the reason I'm asking you to work out.
The reason I work out, and the reason I am exhorting you to work out is simply this: When I ask God, I hear him say that you should.
For a couple years now when I pray and ask God what I'm supposed to be doing he's been telling me to work out a half hour a day. I have been disobedient in that. Also when I asked him what I'm supposed to be teaching you, he tells me to teach you physical discipline. I would not be doing my job if I didn't.
I have been blessed to mentor under several very serious man of God. Men who pastor large churches, TV ministries, men whose wives are serious women of God, whose families and children are godly examples. The kind of men who lay hands on the sick and you see them healed, the kind of man who cast out demons. The kind of men who when they speak there is no question that the Holy Spirit is speaking through them. And without fail those men are engaged in physical discipline. Serious physical discipline. They've taught me what the Word says, and what common sense says about being a man of God. And a portion of that is pushing some weight around or getting some cardio.
I'm going to keep after you about it. Be healthy in your spirit, soul and body. Be disciplined, be serious and sober minded. Be manly. Be a man of God.
1 Tim 4:8 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.
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club
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