Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Thursday, 27 June 19:
Ephesians 6:17 — “Take… the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God….”
Train with the sword every day so you are ready for the fight when it comes. No one gets really skilled at anything without daily commitment over time. “Forty years ago, in a paper in American Scientist, Herbert Simon and William Chase drew one of the most famous conclusions in the study of expertise: ‘There are no instant experts in chess—certainly no instant masters or grandmasters. There appears not to be on record any case (including Bobby Fischer) where a person reached grandmaster level with less than about a decade’s intense preoccupation with the game. We would estimate, very roughly, that a master has spent perhaps 10,000 to 50,000 hours staring at chess positions…’” How many hours have you spent studying God’s word?
– 2 Timothy 2:15 — Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) – 27 June 19: Re-commit today to a consistent study of God’s word, as well as consistent practice in God’s word.