Either Spoken or Sung

I'm likely giving away my age when I remind you of one of my favorite praise and worship songs, "I Just Came To Praise The Lord." Anyone?...Anyone?

"I just came to praise the Lord. I just came to praise the Lord.
I just came to praise His holy name. I just came to praise the Lord."

Classic, right? On more than one occasion, I've felt like that in church. Shake hands, wave at friends, but get me to my seat. I need to talk to Jesus. I felt like that on my walk yesterday. I didn't set any land speed records, but it's always such a good time talking to the Lord, cleansing my heart, clearing my mind, praying for family, asking for wisdom for the new iPrayFit membership. Far beyond the physical benefits the walking is doing to my continued therapy, my training has always been an extension of my quiet time. Sure, each stride sends vital nutrients to aid in healing, but my walk is more important.

Try it. Next time you hit the gym or go for your jog, remember today's little ditty. As you raise those weights overhead, remember the ultimate burden He lifted. As you run your miles, recall the distance He went to call you His own. And I know, the world will demand that you "focus" on the goal and the reason you're in the gym in the first place. And your response can either be spoken or sung, because truly, you are. Tell 'em, I just came to praise the Lord.

--Jimmy Peña

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