Training Day

 

October 19

 

Read Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.

 

Reflect

What does God’s grace do that changes us?

 

Countless testimonies contain a phrase something to the effect of “I am not the same person I used to be” or “Jesus changed me”. That’s because when we receive salvation, we are set free from the power of sin. The old us has died with Christ on the cross and the new us is raised to life in Him. But we are not yet perfected. Sanctification is a process.

 

You see, Jesus is not just our Savior. He is our teacher. Did you ever notice that in the Gospels He is referred to as “Teacher” or “Rabbi” and Jesus’s followers are called “disciples” which means “students” or “learners”?

 

In our Scripture for today, Paul says that the grace of God “trains us”. Like our first day on the job or the first few workouts of a new exercise program, we won’t know everything or have all the skills honed that we need to live just like Jesus. But we will have the greatest trainer of all time! One day, we’ll look back and be amazed at our progress. Like we aren’t even the same person anymore. We will become more like Him every day.

 

Friends, let God’s grace train you today. Open up the Word, dig in, and see what you can learn to help you deny ungodliness and live a self-controlled, godly life.

 

Pray

Teacher, I want to learn how to be more like You. Train me in righteousness and self-control. Amen.




~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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God, thank you for your grace and mercy. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to not only save me but free me from sin so that I can focus on being more Christlike. Christ, please, continue to train me to turn from sin and live with self-control, right conduct, and devotion to God. God, please, help me to be open to Your Word and hear Your Will. In Your Almighty Name, God, I pray. Amen.
This LORD is my prayer too...my friend says that 8 days is long enough to correct a bad habit. LORD, help me begin soon and keep at it for at least 8 consequtive days.
Praise God! Thank you for the word.
Having known the Lord now for 45 years, I am sooo different from the day I got saved. Jesus has changed me so much. And yet, I still long to be more like Him--denying passions, rally loving others, really loving my awesome God!
Gracious God, I want to gain knowledge of what Your will is for my life. Direct my path, so I can live a Godly life. I do not want to sin anymore, I want to be Christ-like. Jesus is my Teacher and I am His student, teach me the way Lord. In Your Son precious name I pray, Amen.
Thank You Lord for Your work of sanctification in me. Continue to train me in the way in which I should go. This is my prayer today, Amen.
We are like Christ, as Christ followers we have an important role to as Christians how to live our lives through Christ do not of the world lives.
God bless u
God help me to be more like you son
The power of prayer is undeniable. I am always inspired uplifted and filled with hope when reading Gods Word. I have read wonderful stories of hope, courage, faith and redemption from ordinary people going through the same challenges as me. Thanks to my teacher, Jesus Christ who trains me in righteousness and self-control. To God be the glory.
Father it’s been a long road ! I had my ups and downs ‘! I had my beliefs and disbeliefs ! Through it all you never let me go even when I wanted to ! Thank you Father! Help me to stay the course’ in Jesus name I pray Amen ✝️🙏🌹
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE HELP ME SOME PEOPLE JUST DONT LET ME ME;HELP ME JESUS I am responsible for my happiness;and I need your HELP@
Lord Jesus, thank You for my Salvation, for being my Saviour,Teacher, and Counselor Who continues to train me to renounce ungodliness and to live an upright and godly life. I give You thanks for my transformation and my ongoing sanctification. I rejoice in what You are doing in my life!
Amen
Salvation is a one shot deal....but sanctification is a lifetime! One of my favorite verses - "He that has begun a good work in thee will continue to do it unto the day of Jesus Christ". Phil 1:6 Blessings, Jim
God's grace brings salvation for all people, trains us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age.
Thank you!
What a wonderful goal to be like Jesus our Lord, God and savior. I think that means that we learn to trust and obey Jesus and his word completely, totally, and with great joy. The peace and understanding that in all things and everywhere Jesus loves us and is working out our salvation or sanctification. Read his word, meditate on what it means, reflect on how it looks in your life, write your thoughts down, share them with others and then go live the day glorifying him. I have decided to follow Jesus no turning back no turning back. Amen
Amen
This is a good word. Not enough pastors are calling people to live that way.