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Christian Boot Camp
8/24/2008 12:18:40 PM

Nothing worth having comes easy. If you want to be the best you can be at any endeavor, it takes work. There are no shortcuts to maturity--physical or spiritually speaking...
For weeks I've been so excited about teaching this new class at my church! Written by Pastor Rick Warren, my pastor referred to 'Discovering Spiritual Maturity' as Christian boot camp. Now as a Marine Mom, I tossed this idea around quite a bit upon hearing the term. I thought now, "just what did my son learn at boot camp?"
The answer was quick and simple. He learned obedience, discipline and commitment to the cause. That is exactly what this class would teach all who listen with receptive hearts and open minds. It's all about developing Spiritual disciplines and applying new habits to our lives. A shaking off of the old self by acquiring new and better habits and then replacing some of the old with the new.
I am thrilled to be a soldier called into duty for Christ and as a disciple / soldier, I too, am committed to the cause of Christ--living the truth and teaching others how to really KNOW God.
My pastor was brilliant to think of this comparison about developing Spiritual maturity being equivalent to boot camp, since guess what? Nothing worth having comes easy. Just like it takes work to become physically fit; so it takes work to become Spiritually fit.
1 Tim. 4:7 'Take the time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit."
Have a great week!
Frances


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• Divine Interruptions - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
• Personality Conflict - Friday, June 10, 2011
• Twist of Fate - Monday, May 30, 2011
• Endurance - Saturday, April 30, 2011
• Health Restored - Monday, July 19, 2010
• I Can't Believe It! - Wednesday, July 07, 2010
• Prayer Pot - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
• Changing Values - Tuesday, April 20, 2010
• Small Beginning - Tuesday, March 02, 2010
• A Friend's Departure - Friday, December 25, 2009
• 'A Moment Captured' - Monday, November 30, 2009
• Out of the Loop - Saturday, September 05, 2009
• Timely Advice - Friday, August 07, 2009
• Tools of Investment (Part 3) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009
• Tools of Investment (Part 2) - Monday, April 27, 2009
• Showers of Blessing - Tuesday, April 14, 2009
• Tools of Investment - Friday, March 27, 2009
• Disappointment and Opportunity - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
• Still Small voice - Tuesday, March 03, 2009
• Life Song - Monday, February 16, 2009
• Thirty Years Ago - Tuesday, January 20, 2009
• Happy New Year - Thursday, January 01, 2009
• Change is Coming... - Sunday, October 19, 2008
• Depression... - Thursday, October 16, 2008
• You Can Never Do A Kindness Too Soon! - Saturday, October 11, 2008
• Honesty and Integrity - Saturday, October 04, 2008
• Comfort for My Sake or Discomfort for Yours - Friday, October 03, 2008
• A Numbers Chase - Sunday, September 14, 2008
• Wait, Heal You' - Tuesday, September 02, 2008
•  Christian Boot Camp - Sunday, August 24, 2008  

• New Picture - Saturday, August 23, 2008
• No Place Like Home - Friday, August 22, 2008
• Excellence - Thursday, August 21, 2008
• Waking Thoughts... - Saturday, August 16, 2008
• A True Miracle - Friday, August 15, 2008
• Strength for Today - Wednesday, August 13, 2008
• What is Faith? - Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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• Standing Strong - Friday, May 30, 2008
• A Time to Love - Tuesday, February 05, 2008