Tips for Trainers
Spiritual Fitness isn't an add-on, it is the integration of your whole self into what really matters. It doesn't happen by accident, but because we take the time and make the effort to do it.
On Sunday I talked about 3 things we all need in our personal regimen to make spiritual growth a reality.
One is regular time with your coach - um, that means God. Diving into the Bible in one piece of that. Another is conversation, meditation, prayer - whatever you want to call it.
Another is regular time with your team - that's your GroupLife group, and other's that are signed up for training and have picked the same coach you have.
I asked you to not only admit that this is a good idea, but to actually pin down when you are going to do it. What is the daily time with your coach? What is your weekly time with your team? If you can't answer those questions (fill in the boxes) then it probably means you aren't doing it.
We also talked about REST. The Sabbath - not a day of the week, but a lifestyle. We all need an annual, a weekly and a daily time of rest. Be creative about it. But do it! Grow it. The second row on the chart is marked "PLR", that stands for "Primary Life Relationships". You not only need to rest, take Sabbaths, for yourself, you need them with the most important people in your life. Your PLR's. (Those are usually your family members, but it isn't always quite that simple, thus PLR. ) Spend a little time and assess if you have 'time away' with your PLR's on an Annual, Weekly, and Daily basis. If not... well, then you know something to try to put together over the rest of the year. Sometimes the only thing we need to keep growing spiritually, personally and in our relationships, is a nap and a little unstructured down time together.
Keep me posted. How's it working for you?