There Is A Life About To Start

Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men?It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again. When the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the drums...there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes.
— Les Mis

If you know this song, it has a particular cadence. Yes indeed. Grace has a certain beat. And it builds.

Scotty Smith once wrote, "Lord, thank you for giving me back the control that I had given to others over my heart." Amen and amen. "Others" can be people, idols, insecurities, goals, (insert your "others" here). When we get out of step when it comes to our relationship with the Lord - much like when we get out of our physical groove - our hearts tend to miss the beat. Nothing is more paralyzing to our souls than being out of God's will. Shame sets in like rust to a gear.

But thankfully, Jesus paid our sin debt which means God loves us as much as He ever has or ever will. And He'll never love us less regardless of how good or bad we act. In fact, God loves us as much as He does His own Son because our lives are hidden in His. And that's what I mean about grace having a certain beat. We can count on it. It is life's inexhaustible incentive and our eternal metronome. We can sing like a man who would not be a slave again and we can do it with the fight of our lives!

Guys, the closer we get to the Lord - each day nearer to Heaven - the greater the unmistakable echo grows. We may be fitness-minded, sure, but we're marching in the crusade nonetheless. Let's give all we can as we join the fight. Hearts under His control. Stand with me as I stand with you. We have a banner to advance.

Jimmy Peña

For Discussion: Anyone taking back control of their heart today? Whether about health or otherwise, are you finding the beat?