No Wonder

"Know that the Lord is our God. It is he who made us and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture." --Psalm 100:3 Read: Psalm 100

toolsShe should have been a carpenter. If it had been a priceless work of art, she wouldn't have put any more effort into it. Sitting on the kitchen floor, Loretta (who is the handyman in the family), measured, marked and re-measured to make sure the new kitchen hardware was going to be centered perfectly. Of course, I "eyeballed it" and knew everything would be even, but that wasn't good enough. No sir. She even made me hold the tools as she steadied the level. But you can't blame her. After all, these were her cabinets for a room where we spend the most time and have have so much fun.

Putting my arm around her, I kissed the side of her head as we surveyed her work. In that moment, I wondered if this is how we should be treating our time, resources and our health. Our gifts deserve more than an "eyeballing" but rather a genuine care and concern, amen? Of course, not to boast in our possessions or to gloat about how "fit" we are, but all because of the One who made us.

"Fearfully." "Wonderfully." "Knit together." "Formed." "Created". These are just a few of the ways the bible describes how God lovingly built us. Just imagine Him with a level as He designed our souls with integrity. Picture it as He wipes the dust from our rough edges, smoothing tempers and molding character. It's no wonder He chose to be a carpenter. We're a masterpiece that He signed with His blood and framed with a body; what a privilege He's given us to care for His work.

--Jimmy Peña


PrayFit RISE Conference Update: So yesterday we wrapped our first video for the new PrayFit App coming to iTunes soon. Neat stuff. So blessed. (And my chocolate lab "The Outlaw Ms. Josey Wales" steals the show!)

Anyway, the team is about to post a job opening for us, and I wanted to raise the praise here first. Los Angeles will be the spot for the first PrayFit Rise Conference; a celebration of grace, faith, fitness, food and more! Preachers, world-renowned speakers, dietitians, fitness experts, and one of my favorite Christian bands will be on-hand at PrayFit Rise to close-out the night. So neat.

As far as the job opening, the team is looking for a sales expert in the Los Angeles area with a heart for the Lord and a mind for sales & sponsorships. Interested individuals can email resumes and cover letters to for more details. Neat huh? Anyone ready to come to PrayFit Rise? Hope so. And if not, I know you'll pray for us. Details will be on the app and on the site real soon. Thanks everyone. Live Jesus, in our hearts forever.