We strive for perfection because that was the original intent. Our cells yearn and our fibers long for their original design and ideal conditions.
The pleasures of life mock us because they are fleeting.
- Alistair Begg
God doesn't applaud our self-reliance.
Today, we pause to humbly offer our gratitude to those who have served or are currently in uniform for the cause of freedom at home and abroad. The dangers you face and the sacrifices you and your families make are gestures that are not lost on us.
If you know a veteran, reach out to say thanks. If you see one, take the time to offer a word of encouragement. If you are one, then we hope that you are blessed today. Join us in prayers of protection for those who so dutifully protect us or leave a few words of affirmation in the comments section below.
Veterans, today we honor you. Thank you for your service.
I mentioned this on social media over the weekend, but this pic reminds me of Hebrews 12, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses..."
This is how I want to train; with this mindset. Why we take bodily stewardship as seriously as we take modesty and humility, and why it's a battle each and every day. Why we want to use our health to serve the less fortunate. Not to be seen, but because of who's watching.
This is the heart behind a 2017 initiative being launched soon. The iPrayFit Project is the most exciting endeavor God has ever placed on our hearts. I personally have never been more humbled or thrilled at a mountain. We've had a few books and DVD's, but all of that was only to prepare us for this. All the illness, all the tough times, everything; all for this time. Can I ask you to pray for me and Loretta as we move forward with this? Nothing would mean more to me. And as you do, list your prayer requests and we will lift your name.
Have a good week everyone. Grow in grace.
Hopefully when all is said and done,
we can echo the psalmist when he wrote,
"When I am afraid I will trust in you..."