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Short-Term Challenges Inspire Joy!


Building One Another  

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11

Short-Term Challenges Inspire Joy!

Dear Friend,

Do short-term challenges grab your attention?

The World Vision Global 6K is a 3.73 mile walk that raises money to help the peoples of the world have clean water.

The 100 Push-Ups a Day Challenge raises money for cancer healing research.

Ideally,, such challenges go beyond the short-term fitness and fund-raising goals and inspire us to make walking and exercing part of daily life.

The Apostle Paul offered this intriguing observation, “Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. I Timothy 4:7-8

Yes, pay attention to your body, yet even more, pay attention to our soul!

Use short-term spiritual challenges – memorizing a verse of scripture – digging deeply into a Psalm – spending a day in a park with a Bible just reflecting.

Just as short-term physical challenges may inspire our ongoing daily exercises, so too, short-term spiritual challenges grow our ongoing love for Jesus - and so they grow our joy!

Joy to you – Stan  

‍© Copyright 2024 E. Stanley Ott

Scripture from the ESV

Check out the Global 6K - this one is in Virginia but you can find one in your area!

This link will help you find a Global 6K near you:

Show Notes

  1. What short-term challenges have you participated in? They may be challenges to grow your soul or your physical fitness or raise money for a cause or to develop a growing church and so on.
  2. What benefits have you received in doing such a challenge and are you willing to do another - and to invite others to join you?
  3. Choose a one-month spiritual challenge such as memorize a Psalm or study the Book of Philippians or spend daily time praying for friends - and share that you are doing it with someone else - as the very act of sharing  will encourage you to follow through.
  4. A wonderful challenge that raises money to help people have clean water, is the Global 6K: This link will help you find a Global 6K near you:

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