Finally, FINALLY, and at last, after seemingly endless procrastination, (in our family we spell it ‘pro-Cranston-ation’) I have gotten round to clearing out our garage of twenty years’ worth of accumulated junk!
Of course much time was spent deciding if this or that might be useful or not sometime in the next twenty years. The exercise bike discovered among the wreckage was a case in point. Keep it or biff it? Well, I decided to keep it since the Scripture says, “Physical training is of some value”. 1 Tim 4:8.
Now, after a couple of sessions, I wonder if the effort involved could be worth the “some value” considering the time I have left to benefit! Maybe better to concentrate on the rest of the verse which talks of the “eternal value” of Godliness; “…but Godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
There are two men who stand out in my memory over my lifetime; Les, a youth worker, whose Godly nature first drew me to Christ and Walter, a pastor, whose Godly example inspired me to go deeper in God.
Funny, I don’t remember a thing these guys said or anything of their sermons, yet whenever I think of them I can almost feel their Godliness in the room and they inspire me yet again.
So, what makes a Godly person? I dunno for sure but I’m guessing it could be as simple as just saying “Yes” to God more often than saying “No”. Maybe, because Jesus was always talking about doing His Father’s stuff instead of His own.
Jesus… “Did you not know I must be about my Father’s business?” “I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees the Father doing.” “Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” “By myself I can do nothing…for I seek not to please myself, but Him who sent me.”
Now, you must excuse me, I gotta get back on me bike.