A Sane Estimate
My faith has never moved a mountain. The Bible says, "Don’t cherish exaggerated ideas of yourself or your importance, but try to have a sane estimate of your capabilities by the light of faith that God has given to you." (Rom. 12:3) That verse demands a week's worth of devotions, amen? Reminds me of a short story Max Lucado once told,
"An elementary–age boy came home from the tryouts for the school play. “Mommy, Mommy,” he announced, “I got a part. I’ve been chosen to sit in the audience and clap and cheer." When you have a chance to clap and cheer, do you take it? If you do—then your head is starting to fit your hat size!”
No, my faith has never moved a mountain. Live long enough, serve the Lord long enough, and you begin to realize your role. I'm learning my part. I hope you are too. That's one of the main reasons I started PrayFit, and one of the primary areas this ministry will continue to focus on.
Next week we begin a new series (I'm so excited) because our health plays a part in the bigger story. How we approach that role means everything. After all, growing in grace as a Christian in the fitness industry means realizing that honoring God with our body has nothing to do with intensity, but has everything to do with intent. Guys, it's time to quit cherishing exaggerated ideas of ourselves and time to start answering the smaller questions: What have we done, what are we doing and what will we do for God and others with the gift of health God gives us? Talk about a measurable, sane estimate. - Jimmy Peña
GIVE TO PRAYFIT MINISTRIES: The blessing is true: We are a non-profit organization. I am so humbled and excited about what God is doing and what He will do. Everything - from our daily devotions to the new small group curriculum we're developing and ambassador programs, to next year's PrayFit Rise Conference - will all fall under the non-profit umbrella of PrayFit Ministries. If you'd like to be a sponsor of all we're doing, please click the GIVE button on the home page. You can make a one-time donation of any amount or perhaps become a monthly sponsor of any amount. With all my heart, I thank you for any commitment you make toward helping us with this mission of changing hearts, transforming communities and helping others see health through the gospel's lens.