Strengthen Your Spiritual Core

Core training is the in thing. There are specific exercises for our Obliques, Abdominals, and even Intercostals. Intercostals! Only heard of them recently. They are small chest muscles that help our breathing. All together they help form the area around and above our belt line. The well being of not only the abdomen but the rest of the body is dependent upon them.

They are illustrative of our spiritual core values. Like muscles need exercise so do our spiritual core values, that is what we believe. You exercise them by demonstrating them in society. Like muscles they become stronger by being exercised.

Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person. Core values can help to affirm what is right from wrong. Those values we hold which form the foundation on which we make decisions and reflexively respond to issues in life.

To build our spiritual core our loving Lord allows us to be exposed to pressure and stress. By such, our true core of beliefs become internally strengthened.

Jesus taught on core values often. A modern translation of Matthew 7:24 makes this clear: “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life…. They are foundational words, words to build a life on.”

If you don’t know your core values, then you don’t have a basis by which to make decisions that will determine the very direction and destiny of your life.

Consider taking a bit of time within the next few days and list issues and state what you really believe about them. Include a Bible perspective on each. Take your time and write them out. Put them in a safe place and expand on them often.

Modern media influences our values. Counter it by programming your mind on God’s word. Remember, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.” (Psalm 119:11)

The best time to make a decision is before you have to so that when an incident arises you don’t have to make a decision under pressure. Having already made a decision regarding such an incident, all you have to do is employ the decision made in advance.

Now having read this Post, make a decision about what you are going to do about it. Strengthen your core.