Me and My Drum

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, working as unto the Lord, not for men." --Colossians 3:23 Turns out PrayFit has a theme song -- a song that sums up PrayFit perfectly. My wife and friends might guess it's a Rocky montage, but alas, no. I have one better. The Little Drummer Boy. (Pa rum pum pum pum)...mysuccessstory

Why? Cause I got nothin. I'm like the little drummer boy, "I have no gift to bring that's fit to give a King." But because of grace, He smiles at me when I play. But what brings that smile isn't how well I do, or how "fit" physically or spiritually I pretend to be while I do it, or even my effort, my grit, my stamina, endurance through my illness or strength (or better yet, my lack thereof)...

It's His grace, because He sees Himself in my heart. And that's what I want to brag about. (1 Cor. 1:31) I want to brag about Him. And that smile He gives me because of grace? That's why I bring it. That's why I bring the effort. That's why I play for Him. Play my best for Him. And if that effort produces temporary results, I lay them down when I'm done. Me and my drum. They're His. Cause I got nothin.

–Jimmy Peña

FOR DISCUSSION: Speak this song out loud before you start your day. Before you close this page, hit the office, the gym, the road. Say it or sing it. Then answer the questions below.

"Come they told me, a newborn King to see. Our finest gifts we bring, to set before the King. Little baby, I am a poor boy too. I have no gift to bring, that's fit to give a King. Shall I play for you on my drum? Then He nodded... I played my drum for Him. I played my best for Him. Then He smiled at me. Me and my drum."

Question: What is your offering today? And what is your favorite line in the song?