LET LOVE BE LOUD

September 9, 2011Read: Matthew 6

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 6:1

We’ve been talking a lot lately about perspective, of balance, and the importance of our physical health as a means of praise. If the messages this week have reached your heart, we’re so blessed. If the mere prospect of a new day is reason enough to praise God with smarter choices at the dinner table or through exercise, then great. Because you’re right…it’s not about the body.

With that said, perhaps the challenge is to be healthy, quietly. In truth, if our health is praise, there’s no need for a declaration of independence from a sedentary lifestyle, and no need to sound the alarm against a less-than-stellar diet. No speeches, no “look at what I’m doing for God” announcements. We’re called to take care of the body that carries the soul, period; no need to add an exclamation point. Let's simply allow the byproducts of our obedience do the talking. Remember, a humble heart toward abundant health can be a high note of praise. Today, let your love for life alone be loud.

–J.P.

PRAYFIT: A WEEK IN REVIEW

>> Tuesday Somewhere between vanity and gluttony lies abundant health ALSO: 8 ways to eat better...forever

>> Wednesday Because Jesus said 'yes' to His hill, we can say 'yes' to ours ALSO: How many pounds per week should you expect to lose when training and eating healthy?

>> Thursday Have you been so caught up in the process of being healthy that you've forgotten about the purpose? ALSO: How water can be one of the best fat-burners you're not utilizing