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Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide

HIGHER EVERYDAY

TUESDAY DECEMBER 28, 2021

DISCIPLINE PAYS

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27

MEMORY VERSE: “He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity” (JOB 36:10).

George Foreman was a two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world. At the age of 45, he became the oldest man in the world to win the title. He started his comeback by getting rid of his excess weight, after ballooning from 220 to 315 pounds.

He got back into a daily exercise regimen. But because he was so out of shape, he could not run beyond a mile, before gasping for air. Everyone ridiculed him each time he slowly shuffled past their houses.

Only two people believed he could recapture the title – he and his wife. But, proper diet and regular exercise helped George to finally regain his weight of 229 pounds, and he went ahead to win the championship title.

Something may be eating you up. All you need do is to discipline yourself to overcome your challenges. Your friends may ridicule and discourage you, but be resolute, if you know that you are on the right track.

Your own over-weight could be an inexplicable indulgence in immorality. Repent, and the LORD will help you.

QUOTE: Discipline yourself.

CHALLENGE: Be resolute, if you know that you are on the right track.

PRAYER: Help me, O God, to set achievable goals.

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