A CHAMPION'S DNA

May 17, 2010Read: Luke 17

"One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him." --Luke 17:15-16

Our DNA is remarkable. Our microscopic fingerprint. A double-helix with 25,000 regions of genes that tell the body how to build itself. And we're getting better at reading it. Want to know if your child has the genetics of an all-pro athlete? There's a gene for that. Or maybe even more importantly, there's a gene that determines motivation to become an all-pro athlete. One's genetic make-up can tell us so much about our future. The smarter we get, the better we'll be at predicting all sorts of things from the likelihood of certain illnesses to athletic ability.

Aren't we glad that Heaven isn't determined by our DNA? When ability falls short and capability fails miserably, Jesus touches our hearts and leaves a permanent imprint of a nail-scarred hand; the only statistically significant indicator of one's destiny.

--J.P.

PRAYFIT WORKOUT OF THE WEEK Short on time and resources? Let this 20-minute, at-home, full-body blitz get your day (and week) started on the right note

Run in place for 1 minute. (you can also do jumping jacks and/or jump rope) Bodyweight squats for 1 minute Jump squats for 1 minute Rest 1 minute

Bodyweight squats for 1 minute Jump squats for 1 minute Rest 1 minute

Power Push-ups for 1 minute Standard Push-ups for 1 minute Rest 1 minute

Repeat Entire Sequence For additional work, add 2 minutes of crunches between the squats and push-ups.

If you liked today's workout, jot down your performance and beat the number of reps you were able to achieve in 20 minutes each day for 5 days. Are you up for the challenge? Remember, the ones who make a difference with their bodies, minds, hearts and souls are the ones who show up.